CANA IV: Results Day 2 (Thursday) – South Africa surge to top of medal table in Lilongwe

The South African swimming team is flying the country flag high after adding fifteen more medals (seven gold, four silver and four bronze) to their tally during the second day of the CANA Zone IV Junior Swimming Championships in Malawi.

Keagon Mnyaka (14) and Faiyaz Adams (14) led the charge in the 200m breaststroke, walking away with the gold and silver in 2:37.24 and 2:37.51, respectively, while the bronze medal went to Namibia’s Maximilian Betts in 2:42.42.

Mnyaka also scooped the gold in the 50m butterfly in 27.35, while Adams added a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke in 29.30. 

15 year old Ashton Volkwyn was victorious in her respective 200m breaststroke final, winning her second gold of the competition with a time of 2:50.47 ahead of Namibia’s Ju-Ane Oberholzer (2:59.22) and Swaziland’s Nadia Volschank (3:02.58).

JP Seyffert (16) continued his fine form, bagging four more medals, this time three gold medals in the 200m breaststroke, 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly as well as a bronze in the 200m freestyle in 2:20.36, 28.33, 27.05 and 1:58.81, respectively.

Lize-Marie Davidson (2:12.03) and Hanna Cromhout (2:16.32) added the silver and bronze to their tally in the 13-14 age group 200m freestyle race, while Chenay Date Line walked away with the silver in both the 15-16 age group 200m freestyle and 50m butterfly in 2:17.66 and 32.41.

Cromhout also finished with the bronze in the 50m butterfly, clocking 31.92.

Cromhout, Davidson, Danielle Ontong and Candice Clifton-Smith concluded the day with a gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay in 4:18.47.

Tomorrow’s day 03 morning session will start at 09h00, with the afternoon session beginning at 14h00.

Medal Standings following Day 02:

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. South Africa 11 9 6 26
2. Zambia 11 8 15 34
3. Mauritius 8 10 6 24
4. Angola 5 6 1 12
5. Seychelles 5 3 1 9
6. Zimbabwe 4 3 4 11
7. Kenya 4 2 4 10
8. Botswana 3 6 6 15
9. Namibia 2 3 7 12
10. Madagascar 2 3 1 6
11. Malawi 2 2 1 5
12. Uganda 0 2 2 4
13. Swaziland 0 0 3 3

Supplied by Swimming SA

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