10th All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique-Seychelles finishes 19th


After 15 days of competition, Team Seychelles amassed 11 medals – one gold, two silver and eight bronze.

Sailor Allan Julie won the country its only gold medall in the Laser standard class.

The two silver medals came in badminton and were won by the pair of Georgie Cupidon and Alisen Camille (mixed doubles) and the duo of Alisen Camille and Cynthia Course (women’s doubles).

The bronze medallists are: Georgie Cupidon and Steve Malcouzane (badminton men’s doubles), Georgie Cupidon, Steve Malcouzane, Kervin Ghislain, Alisen Camille, Cynthia Course and Danielle Jupiter (mixed team event), Rodney Govinden (Laser standard), Shrone Austin (swimming 800m and 1,500m), Lissa Labiche (women’s high jump), Lindy Leveau-Agricole (women’s javelin) and William Woodcock (men’s high jump).

Seychelles finished ahead of 17 medal-winning countries including hosts Mozambique who finished 24th with four silver and eight bronze medals.

Countries placed below Seychelles in the standings are Mali, Rwanda, Namibia, Burundi, Congo, Madagascar (two silver and three bronze), Zambia, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Niger, Swaziland, Libya, Liberia, Sao Tome & Principe and Togo.

Seychelles took part in athletics, boxing, badminton, swimming, sailing, canoeing and volleyball in Maputo.
The country’s medal haul of two gold, three silver and six bronze was the best so far and it came four years back in Algiers Algeria.

The gold medallists in Algiers were sailor Meggy Gertrude in the Laser 4.7 class and the badminton mixed doubles pair of Juliette Ah-Wan and Georgie Cupidon and their exploits came 29 years after Seychelles made its debut in the quadrennial Games.

South Africa finished at the top of the standings in Maputo with 156 medals – 61 gold, 55 silver and 41 bronze. The South African athletes dominated the swimming events with 74 medals – 33 gold, 23 silver and 18 bronze.

Egypt took second place overall with 66 medals – 32 gold, 14 silver and 20 bronze, while Nigeria, who won one gold medal less –31 – along with 28 silver and 39 bronze settled for third place.

Tunisia (68 medals – 29 gold, 26 silver and 13 bronze), Algeria (84 medals – 22 gold, 39 silver and 33 bronze), Kenya (86 medals – 14 gold, 22 silver and 50 bronze), and Senegal (58 medals – 8 gold, 17 silver and 33 bronze) finished fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

Mauritius finished 13th with four gold medals won by female beach volleyballers Natacha Rigobert and Élodie Li Yuk Lo, and boxers Bruno Julie, Richarno Colin and Kennedy St Pierre.

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