Corbett and Gallagher Swim to Victory for Team SA

by | Aug 24, 2019

The South African swimming team collected more silverware as the second last day of the 12th African Games’ aquatics programme came to a close in Casablanca, Morocco on Friday night, 23 August.

Kaylene Corbett made it three out of three by adding the 200m breaststroke gold medal to her tally in 2:29.23, over six seconds ahead of teammate 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.

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.

Action Continued with the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 

During the fourth day of the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest, Michaela de Villiers and Megan Tully finished the 50m backstroke heats in 27th and 44th place in 30.09 and 31.50.

In the 400m freestyle, Dune Coetzee finished 11th in 4:15.29 ahead of Hannah Robertson’s 35th place time of 4:27.81, while Rebecca Meder concluded the 200m individual medley heats in 10th place, clocking 2:16.19, with teammate Tailyn Seyffert finishing 21st in 2:18.73.


Photo 1 Caption: Kaylene Corbett had a clean sweep at the 12th edition of the All African Games in Casablanca, Morocco, when she claimed three gold medals and holds the 50, 100 and 200m breaststroke titles. Photo:


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