Melissa Corfe

Reflecting on Olympics 2008

The iconic 2008 Beijing Olympic Games venues, the Water Cube in front of the Birds Nest, pictured during the Games’ Opening Ceremony. All pictures courtesy SASCOC. As South Africa reflects on a rather disappointing Olympic Games campaign, there is one thing the country can be proud of – the number of women in the team […]

Jessica is Too Hot to Handle

Teenage swimming sensation Jessica Pengelly powers her way to breaking Suzaan van Biljon’s 200m individual medley record at the Samsung Swimming Grand Prix on Sunday. Photo: Barry Lamprecht Somerset West-based swimming golden girl Jessica Pengelly doubled up on her national record-breaking spree, in shaving a fraction of a second off of Suzaan van Biljon’s previous […]

Jessica Smashes Own SA Record

Jessica Pengelly looks at the clock in disbelief after smashing her own SA 400 metres IM record at the University of the Western Cape. Picture: Barry Lamprecht Western Province teenage swim sensation Jessica Pengelly battled to contain her surprise after smashing her national 400 metres individual medley record, in front of a vocal crowd at […]

Keri and Co set for Butterfly Showdown

Keri-Leigh Shaw pictured receiving her gold medal after picking up gold in the 200m Butterfly at the 2007 FINA Arena Swimming World Cup, in Brazil. Picture: Robert Serbinenko / IVPIX African 100 metres butterfly record-holder Keri Shaw will be aiming to celebrate her return to big time swimming on a winning note, when she partakes […]

Corfe Strong Second to Hungarian

Hungary’s Erika Hajnal took a step closer to her Olympic dream in winning the Midmar Mile title in a time of 20: 27 from Pinetown-based Melissa Corfe at the 35th Halfway Telkom Midmar Mile, near Howick on Sunday.

Swimming SA Announce FINA Team

Melissa Corfe, pictured during the FINA/ARENA World Cup in Durban during October 2007, has been named by Swimming SA as one of eight women to represent South Africa at the FINA World Short Course Championships in England during April. Picture: © Anesh Debiky Swimming SA has announced a full-strength line up that will challenge for […]

SA’s Best reach for FINA Bonanza

Melissa Corfe pictured during the FINA/Arena World Cup at the Kings Park Aquatic Centre in Durban, where she medalled in backstroke and freestyle. Picture: Anesh Debiky KwaZulu-Natal swimming sensation Melissa Corfe will join freestyle sprinter Leizel Burger as women representing SA en route to FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup action in Singapore (October 27-28) and Sydney, […]

Women Keeping Team SA in AAG

  With a tally of eleven medals for Team South Africa on Wednesday, South Africa is proving to be a significant player in the ninth edition of the All Africa Games in Algiers.   

Swimmers Medal Haul Increases

More medals in the kitty was the story on Tuesday in Algiers, as Team SA added another four gold medals for a total of 12 bagged, with the women in the combined team bringing in 3 Gold, two Silver and two Bronze for a share of 7 in the total.

Medal Count Rises for Team SA

Official information about South Africa’s progress during the first three days at the All Africa Games in Algeria is limited, but Team SA’s management team has provided insights of positive news from the continent’s most prestigious sporting event.

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