2016 CANA African Swimming Championships: Day Two Finals Recap

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

Events:

  • Men’s 100 Fly
  • Women’s 200 Free
  • Men’s 400 IM
  • Women’s 200 Breast
  • Mens’ 50 Breast
  • Women’s 50 Fly
  • Men’s 800 Free

Men’s 100 Fly:

South Africa’s Chad le Clos charged ahead of the competition in finals of the men’s 100 fly, posting a final time of 52.69 to better his prelims time of 55.44.

Mohamed Samy of Egypt took second with a time of 54.91, while South Africa’s Alard Basson slipped to third with a 55.05.

Zamibia’s Ralph Goveia took fourth overall with a 55.46, followed closely by Egypt’s Hassan Yasser and his time of 55.68.

Morocco’s Nouamane Battahi (57.41), Algeria’s Lounis Khendriche (57.90), and Mauritius’ Mathieu Marquet (58.84) finished sixth through eighth.

Women’s 200 Free:

Caitlin Kat and Rebecca Meder, both of South Africa, continued to battle for the top spot in finals of the women’s 200 free. The two delivered times .09 seconds apart with Kat claiming the gold. Kat stopped the clock at a 2:06.07 over Meder’s 2:06.16.

Algeria’s Souad Nefissa Cheroua maintained her spot at third with a time of 2:07.51.

Alexus Laird of Seychelles finished fourth overall with a time of 2:11.70, while Angola’s Ana Nobrega touched fifth with a 2:15.04.

Namibia’s Kiara Schatz (2:15.57), Senegal’s Jeanne Boutbien (2:17.66), and Mauritius’ Layne Lim Ah Tock (2:24.15) rounded out the top eight.

Men’s 400 IM:

The men’s 400 IM was swum as a timed final with only four athletes participating.

Of the four, South Africa’s Ayrton S. Sweeney took first with a final time of 4:27.80.

The field narrowed after Sweeney with Egypt’s Ahmed Hamdy posting a 4:30.22 for second, followed by South Africa’s Neil Fair and his time of 4:31.41.

Algeria’s Ramzi Chouchar completed the short heat with a 4:37.86.

Women’s 200 Breast:

South Africa delivered a 1-2 punch in timed finals of the women’s 200 breaststroke. Kaylene Corbett led the six-member heat with a 2:33.09 to claim gold, while 14-year-old, the youngest in the field, Hanim Abrhams threw down a 2:36.57 for the silver.

Rowaida Hesham of South Africa took third with a 2:41.71, followed by Namibia’s Antonia Roth and her time of 2:48.39.

Angola’s Maria Cipcic and Botswana’s Bonita Imsirovic finished fifth and sixth respectively with times of 2:59.58 and 3:00.07.

Men’s 50 Breast:

South Africa’s King of Breaststroke, Cameron van der Burgh, scorched the competition into finals of the men’s 50 breaststroke with a new championship record. Van der Burgh stopped the clock at a 28.05 to lower the 2008 championship record of 28.38.

Teammate Michael Houlie finished second with a 28.63, while third was picked up by Egypt’s Ahmed Shamlool (28.92).

Abdul Khadre Mbaya Ni of Senegal turned in a 29.55, just ahead of Egypt’s Hassan Yasser’s 29.56.

Zimbabwe’s James Lawson (29.75), Morocco’s Ahmed Reda Ennaim (30.46), and Zambia’s Alex Axiotis (30.90) completed the top eight.

Women’s 50 Fly:

Nathania van Niekerk of South Africa delivered the top time in timed finals of the women’s 50 fly, stopping the clock at a 28.15, more than a second ahead of the competition.

Fellow South African Lesley Blignaut took second overall with a 29.23, while Egypt’s Mariam Sakr was third with a 29.42.

Annah Auckburaullee of Mauritius posted a 30.22 for fourth, followed by Angola’s Ana Nobrega and her time of 30.30.

Namibia’s Kiara Schatz (30.34), Egypt’s Rowan El Badry (30.46), and Mozambique’s Layla Suneira Taquidir (33.34) rounded out the top eight.

Men’s 800 Free:

Marwan Elamrawy of Egypt turned in the top time in a small men’s 800 free field, stopping the clock at a final time of 8:13.07.

Picking up second was South Africa’s Brent Szurdoki with a final 8:14.75, followed by teammate Josh Dannhauser and his time of 8:18.57.

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    Bill Bell

    Where is meet taking place, I.e., what city in South Africa?

    Trumpland?

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