NAMIBIA were declared overall winners of the 2019 CANA championship, after collecting a combined team score of 2577, while South Africa came in 2nd place with 1993 points and Zimbabwe in 3rd with 1908 all while breaking records during the just ended five-day tournament.
South Africa’s Kelly-Ann Brown won two gold medals and one silver medal, posting a new Championship Record time of 1:01.42 in the 100m freestyle, winning the 200m butterfly title in 2:36.16 and finishing second in the 200m individual medley in 2:35.28. Namibia’s Jose Canjulo concluded the Championships with a gold medal in the 100m freestyle, touching the wall in 57.46 ahead of SA’s Leshen Pillay in 57.69 and Zimbabwe’s Cory Werrett in 59.42, while also adding a silver medal in the 200m butterfly in 2:23.56 to Mauritius’ Victor AH Yong’s new Championship Record time of 2:19.83 and Pillay’s 2:23.78 and a bronze in the 200m individual medley in 2:23.50 behind SA’s Kian Keylock in 2:20.47 and team-mate Mikah Burger in 2:23.49. Uganda’s Avice Meya claimed a silver in the 200m butterfly in 3:06.88 and later added bronze in the 100m freestyle in 1:05.31, while the gold went to Angola’s Lia Ana Lima in 2:33.20 with Namibia’s Zune Weber finishing first in the freestyle in 1:02.31 and Mauritius’ Tessa IP Hen Cheung second in 1:02.37. Lima also won the 200m individual medley in 2:31.34 to IP Hen Cheung’s 2:34.69 and Namibia’s Vicky Botha’s 2:42.48, while the 200m butterfly 15-16 men’s medals went to Namibia’s Corne Le Roux in 2:13.83, Angola’s Salvador Gordo in 2:17.68 and SA’s Jivall Bodlall in 2:19.78.
In the 200m butterfly, Namibia’s Boys’ U14 200m freestyle relay gold was claimed by Namibia followed by South Africa in and Mozambique in third place.
Namibia won all three masters gold medals in the 200m individual medley, with Sunel Badenhorst , Jane Samson and Dantie Louw clocking, 3:29.46, 3:22.13 and 3:06.05, respectively.