Zimbabweans are dominating the CANA Swimming Championships in Botswana, 3 Man On A Boat reports. A group of young swimmers left the country to participate in the CANA Zone 4 Championships in Botswana this week. The young swimmers representing Zimbabwe scooped a lot of medals. According to 3MOB:
Zimbabwe’s Denilson Cyprianos clocking a new Championship Record time of 2:09.41 to claim the title. Zimbabwe’s Paige van der Westhuizen (16) and SA’s Danica van Jaarsveld (16) walked away with the silver and bronze in the 400m freestyle in 4:40.73 and 4:47.76, Zimbabwe’s Nomvula Mjimba (17) and Madagascar’s Holy Rabejaona (17) completed the 100m butterfly in 1:10.70 and 1:12.91
Zimbabwe’s Courtney Brown (17) was first in the 50m freestyle with a time of 28.52 ahead of Mjimba in 28.84 and Rabejaona in 29.39, Zimbabwe’s Mikayla Makwabarara who shared the bronze in 30.53. Lobo went on to win a silver medal in the 100m butterfly in 1:04.36 behind Zimbabwe’s Tichatonga Makaya (13) in 1:03.96 Makaya won his second gold, this time in the 50m freestyle in 26.83.
In the fast pace 50m freestyle, Botswana’s Junior Keitsile (12) finished first in 28.01 ahead of Seychelles’ Alexander Payet (12) in 28.31 and Zimbabwe’s Kyle Heyns (12) in 29.86, while
In the 13-14 100m butterfly, Zimbabwe’s Vhenekai Dhemba (13) topped the medal podium in 1:10.03, followed by team-mate Mkhuseli Mahobele (14) in 1:12.59
Seychelles’ Mathieu Bachmann was fast off the block in the 100m butterfly, winning in 57.07 ahead of Zambia’s Ralph Goveia (23) in 57.38 and Zimbabwe’s Joash McKonie (17) in 57.65, while the ladies’ 200m backstroke 13-14 final was won by Zimbabwe’s Timea Schultz (14) in 2:29.86
In the mixed U14 4 x 100m medley relay, Zimbabwe won the title in 4:42.21 ahead of South Africa in 4:49.76 and Mozambique in 4:52.13, while the Over 15 gold was claimed by Mauritius in 4:22.09 followed by Zimbabwe in 4:22.21 and Botswana in 4:24.34.
Tomorrow is the last day of the championships.