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TeamSA head the medals table in the pool in Morocco

by ZwemZa on August 23rd, 2019

Kaylene Corbett (RSA) in the 50m Breast final during day 3 of the 12th African Swimming Champs 2016 at Stadium Swimming Pool in Bloemfontein on 18 October 2016. Photo: Gerhard Steenkamp/Superimage Media.

Five gold and five silver medals for the South African swimming team as the second last day of the 12th African Games’ aquatics programme came to a close in Casablanca, Morocco, tonight.

Kaylene Corbett made it three out of three by adding the 200m breaststroke gold medal to her tally in 2:29.23, over 6secs ahead of team-mate Christin Mundell in 2:35.30 and Egypt’s Rawan Eldamaty in 2:38.22. Corbett now holds the 50, 100 and 200m breaststroke titles from the 2019 Games.

Mundell also walked away with the silver in the 400m freestyle in 4:22.95.

It was gold and silver for Ryan Coetzee and Alard Basson in the 100m butterfly, clocking 53.70 and 53.88 respectively, while the bronze was won by Morocco’s Yusuf Tibazi in 53.89.

Alaric Basson celebrated a well deserved gold medal in the 200m breaststroke, posting 2:14.21 ahead of Egypt’s Youssef Elkamash in 2:14.83 and Tunisia’s Adnan Beji in 2:15.73.

In the 50m backstroke, Erin Gallagher finished with the gold medal in a hard fought race with the Seychelles’ Felicite Passon. Gallagher touched the wall in 29.05 to Passon’s 29.17; while Gallagher also went on to win the silver in the 100m butterfly in 59.34 to Passon’s bronze time of 1:00.61.

Gallagher, Emma Chelius, Douglas Erasmus and Brad Tandy topped the 4 x 100m mixed freestyle relay in 3:31.24, while the men’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay silver medal was claimed by the Basson brothers, Ayrton Sweeney and Brent Szurdoki in 7:35.13.

Swimming Medal Table – 12th African Games (Following Day 03):

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
South Africa 16 12 6 34
Egypt 11 12 9 32
Algeria 3 5 6 14
Tunisia 1 2 2 5
Seychelles 1 1 1 3
Morocco 0 0 4 4
Zambia 0 0 1 1
Zimbabwe 0 0 1 1
Angola 0 0 1 1
Botswana 0 0 1 1

Supplied by Swimming South Africa

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