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Egypt head medal table as pool swimming concludes in Algeria

by ZwemZa on September 15th, 2018

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JULY 30: Samantha Randle of South Africa in the heats of the women’s 4x100m medley relay during day 17 of the FINA World Championships at Duna Arena on July 30, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Roger Sedres/ImageSA/Gallo Images)

Another proudly South African day for the national swimming team, as they raised their medal tally to 40 during the second last day of the 13th CANA Africa Swimming and Open Water Championships in Algiers.


Samantha Randle’s time of 2:17.15 won her the gold medal in the 200m backstroke ahead of team mate Hannah Kiely, who clocked 2:22.01 to claim the silver in the event. The bronze went to Morocco’s Fahsi Hiba in 2:22.18.

Later in the evening, Randle made her way to the medal podium again, this time for a bronze medal in the 1500m freestyle when she finished the race in 17:25.08.

Ayrton Sweeney followed with a silver medal in the 200m individual medley in 2:02.16, with the gold going to Egypt’s Mohamed Samy in 2:01.21 and the bronze to Algeria’s Balamane M in 2:05.23.

Sweeney also bagged a silver medal with Alard Basson, Jacques van Wyk and Alaric Basson in the 4x100m medley relay in 3:43.21.

In the 200m butterfly, Jessica Whelan added a bronze medal to her tally, touching the wall in 2:22.79, behind Egypt’s Rowida Hesham in 2:20.25 and Algeria’s Nefsi Rania Hamida in 2:21.59.

Lara van Niekerk, Erin Gallagher, Lesley Blignaut and Kiely closed the sixth day of the competition by winning the 4x100m medley relay in 4:12.83. Egypt and Algeria claimed the silver and bronze in 4:15.96 and 4:26.46, respectively.

The 13th CANA Africa Swimming and Open Water Championships conclude tomorrow with the Open Water 5km races due to start at 11h00 (SA time).

Medal rankings (after day 6):

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Egypt 27 13 4 44
South Africa 12 18 10 40
Algeria 2 6 13 21
Tunisia 1 3 8 12
Morocco 0 1 4 5
Zambia 0 1 1 2
Mauritius 0 1 1 2

Supplied by Swimming South Africa

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