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TeamSA add 13 more medals to their tally in Casablanca

by ZwemZa on August 22nd, 2019

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)

The South African swimming team continued to dominate the pool, adding thirteen medals (five gold, four silver and four bronze) to their tally on the second day of the aquatics programme at the 12th African Games in Casablanca, Morocco tonight.

With a fast and golden time of 1:09.75, Kaylene Corbett scooped the 100m breaststroke title ahead of teammate Christin Mundell, who grabbed the silver in 1:10.67. The bronze medal in the event went to Egypt’s Sarah Soliman in 1:13.36.

Mundell was not done for the evening as she also won the silver medal in the 200m freestyle in 2:04.75 ahead of Algeria’s Majda Chebaraka in 2:05.51 and behind Egypt’s Hania Moro in 2:04.31.

Alaric Basson and Michael Houlie bagged the gold and bronze in the 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:00.96 and 1:01.55, respectively, while the silver was claimed by Egypt’s Youssef Elkamash in 1:01.51.

In the 400m individual medley, Samantha Randle walked away with the top spot in a golden 4:55.31, followed by Algeria’s Hamida Rania Nefsi in 4:58.55 and Mzansi’s Jessica Whelan in 5:01.35, while Ayrton Sweeney claimed the men’s medley silver medal in 4:26.88.

Ryan Coetzee got a bronze medal in the 50m butterfly in 24.04 behind Egypt’s Abdelrahman Elaraby in 23.81 and Ali Khalafalla in 23.88, while Erin Gallagher and Emma Chelius had to settle for the silver and bronze in their respective 50m butterfly race.

Gallagher posted 26.24 to Chelius’ 27.40, with the gold going to Egypt’s Farida Osman in 25.94.

Gallagher, Chelius, as well as Mundell and Whelan concluded the evening finals with a gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay in 9:06.29, while Chelius and Gallagher made it two races in a row with another gold medal in the 4 x 100m mixed medley relay, alongside Houlie and Neil Fair in 3:50.76.

Swimming Medal Table – 12th African Games (Following Day 02):

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
South Africa 11 7 6 24
Egypt 7 9 7 23
Algeria 3 4 3 10
Seychelles 1 0 0 1
Tunisia 0 2 1 3
Morocco 0 0 2 2
Zambia 0 0 1 1
Zimbabwe 0 0 1 1
Angola 0 0 1 1

Supplied by Swimming South Africa


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