2016 CANA African Swimming Championships: Day Three Finals Recap

Photo Courtesy: Anesh Debiky/Swimming South Africa

Everything you need to follow along live with finals of day three of the 2016 CANA African Swimming Championships. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

  • Women’s 400 Free
  • Men’s 100 Free
  • Women’s 100 Back
  • Men’s 200 Back
  • Women’s 50 Breast
  • Men’s 50 Fly

Women’s 400 Free:

Caitlin Kat of South Africa delivered the top time in the women’s 400 free, stopping the clock at a 4:24.74.

Algeria’s Souad Nefissa Cheroua posted the second fastest time with a 4:26.44, while South Africa’s Jessica Whelan finished third with a 4:29.68.

Reem Kassem of Egypt took fourth overall with a 4:35.34, followed by Mauritius’ Layne Lim Ah Tock’s 4:59.51.

Angola’s Raquel Tremoco (5:06.83), Mozambique’s Layla Suneira Taquidir (5:28.85), and Mozambique’s Sumeia Remane Damao (5:38.53) rounded out the top eight.

Men’s 100 Free:

Oussama Sahnoune of Algeria dashed to a new championship record in finals of the men’s 100 free, clocking a 49.60. His time lowers the previous record of 49.60 set in 2008 by Oussama Melloulli.

South Africa’s Calvyn Justus posted a second place finish of 50.21, followed closely by Egypt’s Mohamed Samy and his time of 50.29.

Myles Brown of South Africa was fourth with a close 50.39, while Ihab Salem of Egypt delivered a 50.95 for fifth.

Namibia’s Alexander Skinner (51.54), Senegal’s Abdul Khadre Mbaya Ni (52.70), and Mauritius’ Mathieu Marquet (53.36) completed the top eight.

Women’s 100 Back:

South Africa’s Mariella Venter led the field in finals of the women’s 100 back, delivering a top time of 1:02.44. Venter’s time flirted with the existing championship record of 1:02.32, set in 2010 by Chantalle van Wyk.

Alexus Laird of Seychelles took the silver with a time of 1:05.53, while the bronze went to Egypt’s Ingy Abouzaid and her time of 1:06.50.

Algeria’s Amel Melih finished fourth with a time of 1:06.84, while Egypt’s Mariam Sakr was fifth with a 1:07.11.

South Africa’s Jessica Beukes (1:08.47), Namibia’s Antonia Roth (1:10.02), and Mozambique’s Gisela Cossa (1:13.64) completed the top heat.

Men’s 200 Back:

Martin Binedell of South Africa finished first overall in a time of 2:03.43, followed by teammate Neil Fair’s finish of 2:04.33.

Egypt’s Ahmed Hamdy rounded out the top three with a time of 2:07.45, just ahead of Morocco’s Driss Lahrichi’s 2:07.94.

Adil Assouab of Morocco took fifth with a time of 2:08.12 and Sudan’s Rami Elias picked up sixth with a 2:23.42.

Women’s 50 Breast:

South Africa’s Kaylene Corbett powered to a new championship record in finals of the women’s 50 breaststroke, touching in a final time of 32.58. Her time lowered the existing championship record of 32.58 set in 2008 by Achieng Ajulu-Buchell.

Fellow South African Hanim Abrahams was second overall with a 33.08, while Egypt’s Mai Atef took third with a 33.44.

Rania Hamida Nefsi of Algeria was fourth overall with a 34.14, while Botswana’s Bonita Imsirovic finished fifth with a 36.17.

Angola’s Maria Cipcic (37.27), Mozambique’s Gisela Cossa (39.12), and Mauritius’ Annah Auckburaullee were sixth through eighth.

Men’s 50 Fly:

Finals of the men’s 50 fly was highlighted by a trio of 24-second swims. South Africa’s Douglas Erasmus led the charge with a final time of 24.33.

Egypt’s Hassan Yasser finished close behind with a 24.64, just ahead of South Africa’s Alard Basson and his time of 24.83.

Ralph Goveia of Zamibia touched fourth with a 25.17, while Nigeria’s Yellow Yeiyah was fifth with a 25.63.

Morocco’s Nouamane Battahi (26.02), Senegal’s Ismael Eloit Kane (26.42), and Namibia’s Alexander Skinner (26.87) rounded out the top eight.

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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