The South African swimming team raked in another bagful of medals on Thursday’s second night of the CANA Zone 3 & 4 Championships in Botswana.
Young Taylor-Jade Kelsey added another three medals to her tally in the 12 & under age category. Kelsey swam a golden 32.73 seconds in the 50-metre butterfly, followed by a silver medal in the 200m freestyle with a time of 2:23.75 and ended with bronze in the 50m backstroke in 35.28.
The girls dominated the second day of the competition with another gold from Sharne Dicks, this time in the 200m breaststroke (15 & over age group) in 2:50.90 with Nakita Hodgson in third with a time of 3:01.22. Dicks had landed the gold in the 800m freestyle the previous evening in a time of 9:48.17 while Nina Finch walked away with the bronze in the 14 & under age group clocking 10:43.62.
Nicole Dooling’s time of 3:13.26 guaranteed her the bronze medal in the 12 & under age group 200m breaststroke race. Kenya’s Danielle Awori finished first in 2:59.57 and Alexandra Ngini second in 3:12.22.
It was gold for Keown Delomoney (3:02.23) in the boys 200m breaststroke (12 & U age group) with team mate Kairav Ramsingh (3:07.82) following in second. Later in the evening, Ramsingh added another silver to his name in the 50m backstroke when he ended with a time of 33.72.
In the 15 & over age group, Steven Botha won his second silver medal of the competition in the 50m backstroke, clocking 30.76.
In the girls 400m freestyle relay race (14 & under age group), the South African quartet finished with the bronze medal in a time of 4:36.65 behind Botswana in 4:29.95 and Zimbabwe in 4:32.89. The 15 & over age group collected the silver medal in the girls 400m freestyle relay in 4:28.09 behind Mauritius in 4:13.54 and ahead of Malawi in 4:33.28.
It was bronze for the boys 15 & over age group in the 400m freestyle relay, as they touched the wall in 3:54.91. Zambia took gold in 3:52.25 and Kenya the silver in 3:54.53.
Team South Africa are third on the medals table with 25 (nine gold, nine silver and seven bronze) behind Mauritius and Botswana.