South African Swimmers Confirm Continental Dominance in Ghana

by | Oct 18, 2021

Three more gold medals were added to the South African tally as pool action came to an end at the African Swimming Championships in Accra, Ghana on Sunday, 17 October 2021.

Once again it was the SA women who were in dominant form, responsible for all three accolades.

Rebecca Meder claimed her sixth individual gold of the championships with victory in the 200m backstroke. The 19-year-old took the title in 2:16.74 with compatriot Samantha Randle earning the silver in 2:17.21.

Lizanne Viljoen was the other South African to top the podium on the final day of pool action, claiming gold in the 200m butterfly in 2:19.35.

Meder was later in action with the women’s 4x100m medley relay team alongside Emily Visagie, Inge Weidemann and Hannah Robertson. The quartet claimed gold in 4:16.22, over three seconds ahead of Egypt to complete the South African women’s clean sweep of the relay events. That meant Meder left Ghana with an impressive total of 11 gold medals.

As the pool events came to an end, the South African women completely dominated on the team rankings table, finishing with a total of 377 points to second-placed Egypt’s 212.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Three more gold medals were added to the South African tally as pool action came to an end at the African Swimming Championships in Accra, Ghana on Sunday, 17 October 2021. Photo: Supplied

 

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