Swimming SA sweep clean medals in the CANA Championships

 

THE South African swimming team concluded the CANA Zone 3 & 4 Championships in Maputo today with a fantastic total of 74 medals (25 gold, 28 silver and 21 bronze), 14 more medals than the 2011 edition of the competition which took place in Botswana.

Jenna Pearse and Savanna Best made the perfect duo in the 100m freestyle (U12 age group), scooping the gold and silver in 1:05.28 and 1:05.30 respectively, while Jessica Thomson walked away with the bronze in the 17 and over age group race in 1:02.17.

Lize-Mari de Beer was flying the South African flag high when she added another gold medal to her name in the 200m individual medley (U12 age group) in 2:44.71, while Sulè van der Merwe swam to a golden 2:38.95 in the 13-14 age group followed by Tessa Gough in second with a time of 2:39.47.

In the 17 and over age group 200m individual medley, the SA ladies won the gold and bronze medals. Chrizalda Smit was first in 2:36.20 and Nicolette Ramshaw third in 2:42.31.

Michael Litton won the bronze in the 200m butterfly (U14 age group) with a time of 2:38.83 followed by Darrian Topkin’s silver swim in the 100m freestyle (17 and over age group) in 55.65.

Nic Greeff finished the competition winning yet another medal, a silver, in the 200m individual medley (17 and over age group), touching the wall in a time of 2:18.11.

To end of what was a highly successful event for the South African swimming team, it was a gold and silver medal for the ladies in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay in the 15 and over and the U14 age group, clocking 1:56.79 and 1:58.97 respectively.

Swimming South Africa’s CEO, Shaun Adriaanse congratulates all the winners and participants for their outstanding performances and display of great talent in representing the country. 

Final Medal Table:

 

Position

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1.

South Africa

25

28

21

74

2.

Botswana

24

12

8

44

3.

Namibia

15

18

13

46

4.

Zimbabwe

14

9

4

27

5.

Mauritius

12

7

5

24

6.

Kenya

11

17

14

42

7.

Mozambique

11

16

27

54

8.

Zambia

4

4

5

13

9.

Malawi

2

2

5

9

10.

Angola

2

1

6

9

           

11.

Uganda

1

2

3

6

12.

Seychelles

0

5

2

7

13.

Tanzania

0

1

4

5

           

 

 

 

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