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Top award for SA swimmer, Erin Gallagher

by ZwemZa on October 18th, 2019

DOHA, QATAR – OCTOBER 17: Erin Gallagher of South Africa, Best Female Athlete of African Games 2019 poses with her award during the ANOC Awards 2019 on Day One of the XXIV ANOC General Assembly Qatar 2019 on October 17, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for ANOC)

SA swimmer Erin Gallagher scooped the best female athlete award handed out by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) in Doha on Thursday night‚ a Swimming South Africa (SSA) official said on Friday.

Gallagher was judged to the outstanding women’s competitor at the African Games in Morocco — across all codes — after winning five gold medals in the pool.

Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Sam Ramsamy was given a lifetime achievement award at the gala event‚ staged alongside the first World Beach Games.

Erin Gallagher celebrates after winning the women's 100 meter freestyle during day 1 of the SA National Aquatic Championships at Kings Park Swimming Pool in Durban on April 08, 2019.

Erin Gallagher celebrates after winning the women’s 100 meter freestyle during day 1 of the SA National Aquatic Championships at Kings Park Swimming Pool in Durban on April 08, 2019.
Image: Steve Haag

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