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Zimbabwe extend their lead as SA slip to fifth place on medal table in Gaborone

by ZwemZa on February 22nd, 2020

Two gold, four silver and nine bronze medals for the South African swimming team during the third day of the CANA Zone IV Swimming Championships in Gaborone, Botswana.

Emma Beyers (14) and Tiara Finnis (14) delivered an outstanding swim once again, winning the gold and silver medals in the 400m freestyle in 4:53.71 and 4:58.71, with the bronze medal going to Mauritius’ Jamie Ramgoolam (14) in 5:01.81.

Winning her second gold medal of the competition, Ingrid Banza (14) made her way to the top of the medal podium in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:21.10 ahead of Zambia’s Antonia Liacopoulos (14) in 1:23.50 and Seychelles’ Lilianna Mason (13) in 1:24.10, while Leson Visagie (14) added two silver medals to his tally, clocking 4:44.03 in the 400m freestyle and 2:30.32 in the 200m backstroke.

In the Over 15 400m freestyle, 16 year old Wietske vd Westhuizen won the bronze in 4:23.52, while Danica van Jaarsveld (16) claimed the bronze in her respective 400m freestyle event in 4:47.76.

The South African team bagged another three bronze medals in the 200m backstroke age group races in Kaeli-Peace Armour (13) in the 13-14 category (2:40.33), Abigail Swanepoel (16) in the ladies’ 15-16 category (2:34.52) and Ramon Landmann (16) in men’s 15-16 category (2:20.57).

Clayton Thompson (14) finished third in the 100m breaststroke in 1:16.60, while the bronze in the 100m butterfly went to Pierce Kotze (14) in 1:06.27.

In the 15-16 100m breaststroke, Christine Mbite (16) walked away with the bronze medal in 1:19.32, while on the men’s side, it was Fabio Santos (16) that won another bronze in 1:10.08.

The evening ended with a silver medal for the South African U14 mixed 4 x 100m freestyle relay team, clocking 4:49.76.

The 2020 CANA Zone IV Swimming Championships conclude tomorrow with the final session starting 09h00.

Medal rankings (after day 3):

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Zimbabwe 25 24 16 65
Namibia 23 11 16 50
Botswana 9 13 8 30
Mozambique 9 5 5 19
South Africa 7 16 19 42
Seychelles 7 7 11 25
Mauritius 7 5 7 19
Zambia 4 6 5 15
Malawi 3 1 1 5
Angola 2 2 2 6
Madagascar 1 4 3 8
Uganda 1 1 2 4
Eswatini 0 3 4 7

 

Masters Medal rankings (after Day 03):

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Botswana 22 18 11 51
Zambia 12 7 3 22
Namibia 4 0 1 5
Mozambique 2 2 1 5
Malawi 1 0 3 4
Uganda 0 2 1 3
South Africa 0 0 1 1

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