The South African swimming team continued to dominate the pool on the second day of the aquatics programme at the 12th African Games in Casablanca, Morocco on Thursday, 22 August, 2019.
With a fast and golden time of 1:09.75, Kaylene Corbett scooped the 100m breaststroke title ahead of teammate Christin Mundell, who grabbed the silver in 1:10.67. The bronze medal in the event went to Egypt’s Sarah Soliman in 1:13.36.
Mundell was not done for the evening as she also won the silver medal in the 200m freestyle in 2:04.75 ahead of Algeria’s Majda Chebaraka in 2:05.51 and behind Egypt’s Hania Moro in 2:04.31.
In the 400m individual medley, Samantha Randle walked away with the top spot in a golden 4:55.31, followed by Algeria’s Hamida Rania Nefsi in 4:58.55 and Mzansi’s Jessica Whelan in 5:01.35. Erin Gallagher and Emma Chelius had to settle for the silver and bronze in their respective 50m butterfly race.
Gallagher posted 26.24 to Chelius’ 27.40, with the gold going to Egypt’s Farida Osman in 25.94.
Gallagher, Chelius, as well as Mundell and Whelan concluded the evening finals with a gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay in 9:06.29, while Chelius and Gallagher made it two races in a row with another gold medal in the 4 x 100m mixed medley relay, alongside Houlie and Neil Fair in 3:50.76.
While Action Continued in Budapest
The third day of the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest saw Aimee Canny take on the 100m freestyle final and conclude the race in 5th position, clocking 54.93. Gawie Nortje participated in the 4 x 100m mixed freestyle relay alongside Rebecca Meder, Dune Coetzee and Matthew Bosch, touching the wall in 3:36.38 to end in 13th place.
In the 50m butterfly, Michaela de Villiers and Trinity Hearne finished 30th and 36th in 28.35 and 29.01, while Lara van Niekerk and Hanim Abrahams came in 20th and 32nd in the 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:10.95 and 1:12.53, respectively.
Hannah Pearse finished 17th during the heats of the 200m backstroke in 2:17.24 ahead of Megan Tully, who was 27th in 2:20.50.
Photo 1 Caption: South African swimmer Kaylene Corbett scooped the 100m breaststroke title ahead of teammate Christin Mundell, who grabbed the silver at the All African Games on Thursday, 22 August, 2019, in Morocco. Photo: @kaylenecorbett on Instagram
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