More medals Down Under for Lifesaving SA - TeamSA

More medals Down Under for Lifesaving SA


Lifesaving SA’s best male and female flags duo of Ryle de Morny and Mandi Maritz added the sizzle to a cold Sunday in Adelaide, Australia, in the Lifesaving World Championships.South Africa’s best women’s beach sprinter, Mandi Maritz, came in fourth in the women’s Open flags to go with her silver in the beach sprints she won earlier in the weekend.

But it was De Morny who stood tallest when it counted most as he added another gold to a collection that now exceeds 10 medals in the last decade. De Morny placed first in the flags after missing out on a medal in the sprint, where he finished fourth.

The Notten brothers Nicholas and Dominic just missed out on a medal in the board rescue, but Dominic managed to get bronze in the board race, with Nicholas coming in fourth. Nicholas also took gold in the surf ski earlier in the competition.

It was a golden weekend for South Africa’s youth males in the pool, with Milan Erasmus and Connor Botha breaking the world record in the line throw, winning gold for the duo. Botha and Erasmus’ new world record is the first by a South African at the 2018 World Championship. Matthew Fenn and Ally Chislett also won silver in the youth surf ski and surf swim respectively.

Botha celebrated his 17th birthday with a third place in the board race and Daniel Jacobs also got a bronze in the surf ski. Team SA’s Kira Bester, Tamryn McKie, Alice Edward, and Erasmus won gold on the opening day in the junior mixed simulated emergency rescue competition.

Selected results
Open Men and Woman
Flags Ryle 1st; Mandi Maritz 2nd and Bianca von Bargen 12th
Board Rescue: Nicholas and Dominic Notten 4th; Sasha-Lee Corris Nordengen 10th
Board  Race: Kristin Bellinghan 13th; Dominic Notten 3rd Nicholas Notten 4th
Oceanman/woman: Nicholas Notten 4th, Dominic Notten 11th, Carmel Billson 12th
Oceanman/woman relay: men 3rd, women 5th
Mixed Oceanman Relay: 3rd.

200m Super Lifesaver, Sulinke van den Berg 3rd setting a new SA record: JP van Zyl 14th
100m manikin rescue with fins: JP van Zyl 3rd, Milan Erasmus 7th, Sulinke van den Berg 5th a new SA record, Ally Chislett 10th
50m Manikin rescue: Calvin Coetzee 6th, JP van Zyl 11th, Sulinke van den Berg 8th, Ally Chislett 11th.
4 x 25m Manikin Relay: men and women both 5th; men new SA record
4x50m Medley Relay: men 3rd, women 6th new SA record

Photo: Nic Notten in action in the surf ski competition, by Harvypix.

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