Medal-Winning Performances Wrap Up CANA Grand Prix Champs

by | May 9, 2021

The 2021 CANA Grand Prix Swimming Meet wrapped up with two gold medals each for Rebecca Meder, Lara van Niekerk and Hannah Robertson on Saturday, 8 May 2021, at the Stellenbosch University Swimming Pool.

Meder added two more gold medals to her tally in the 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley, touching the wall in 1:05.05 and 2:17.41, respectively.

The silver and bronze in the medley race were claimed by Georgia Nel in 2:26.73 and Savannah Voigt in 2:32.98, while the rest of the backstroke medal podium comprised of Bernelee Doster in 1:06.63 and Holly Cleworth in 1:07.14.

Voigt also won the bronze in the 50m breaststroke in 36.32 behind Lara van Niekerk in 31.06, Zambia’s Tilka Paljk in 33.44 and the silver in the 200m breaststroke in 2:54.03 to Emma Kuhn’s golden 2:50.52.

Van Niekerk scooped her second gold in the 50m butterfly in 28.69, followed by Michaela de Villiers in 29.24 and Courtney van Biljon in 29.41, while in the 200m butterfly, Duné Coetzee was first in 2:16.06 to Jhoane Voges’ 2:43.21.

In the 100 and 400m freestyle, it was Hannah Robertson that walked away with the gold in 58.70 and 4:31.44, while the silver and bronze in the 100m event went to Senegal’s Jeanne Boutbien in 59.38 and Rachel Groepes in 1:00.91, and in the 400m race, Tunisia’s Jamila Boulakbech and Paralympian Alani Ferreira finished second and third in 4:38.82 and 5:01.44, respectively.


Photo 1 Caption: Hannah Robertson earned two gold medals on the final day of the 2021 CANA Grand Prix Swimming Meet at the Stellenbosch University Swimming Pool on Saturday, 8 May 2021. Photo: CANA Swim (Instagram)


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