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TeamSA add 10 medals to tally in Casablanca on Friday evening

by ZwemZa on August 23rd, 2019

Christin Mundell (TeamSA)

Team SA were in action across four codes at the African Games on Friday – swimming, badminton, soccer and table tennis. They had started the day in second spot on the medals table with 27. This is how they fared during the day.

In the pool they added to their medals tally with Ryan Coetzee, Kaylene Corbett, Alaric Basson, Erin Gallagher, and the Mixed 4x100m freestyle team taking gold and Christin Mundell (2), Erin Gallagher, Alard Basson and the men’s 4x200m freestyle taking silver.

Women’s 400m freestyle: Christin Mundell lost out narrowly to Egypt’s Hania Moro who won in 4:21.36 with Mundell taking her fourth individual silver in 4:22.95. Jessica Whelan led up to the 250m mark but faded to finish 4th in 4:26.20.

Men’s 400m freestyle: Brent Szurdoki finished fifth in 3:56.76 and Roberto Gomes placed sixth in 3:58.84.

Women’s 100m butterfly: Erin Gallagher won thesilver medal in 59.34 and Emma Chelius finished fourth in 1:01.90.

Men’s 100m butterfly: Ryan Coetzee took the gold medal in 53.70 after leading all the way and holding off teammate Alard Basson in 53.88.

Women’s 200m breaststroke: Kaylene Corbett picked up her 3rd gold of the Games when easily winning in 2:29.23 with Christin Mullen picking up her 5th individual silver in 2:35.39.

Men’s 200m breaststroke: Alaric Basson win in 2:14.21 for his second individual gold in a new Games record! Ayton Sweeney finished fourth in 2:17.73

Women’s 50 backstroke: Erin Gallagher won her second individual gold of the Games taking the women’s 50m backstroke in 29.05 with Kerryn Herbst fourth in 29.65.

Men’s 50m backstroke: Martin Bindell finished fourth in 26.64 and Neil Fair touched eighth in 27.12.

Mixed 4x100m freestyle: Team SA (Erasmus, Coetzee, Chelius, Gallagher) won the gold medal in 3:31.24 to beat Egypt by three seconds and break the African record in the process! That made it five golds and four silvers on the night.

Men’s 4x200m freestyle: SILVER! Team SA’s men’s 4x200m freestyle (Binedell, Szurdoki, Alard Basson, Alaric Basson) finished 2nd in 7:35.13. That made it 10 medals from the pool on the night (5 gold 5 silver) to take Team SA’s overall total to 37 #AfricanGames #Casablanca #TeamSA #swimming



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