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Swimming: Cana zone 4 swimming championship |26 April 2016

Medals galore for local swimmers


The 16-member Seychelles swimming team returned on Sunday evening with some great results achieved at the 2016 Confederation Africaine de natation zone 4 championship held in Mauritius last week.

The athletes managed to rack up 13 medals – 1 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze – in the swimming pool.

There were 8 more gold medals for Seychelles in open swimming but they did not count on the medals table.

Nicole Grasselli Barni won Seychelles’ only gold medal in the pool when she clinched victory in the 800m freestyle 15-16 years old category in a time of 10 minutes 00.78 seconds (10:00.78). Grasselli Barni also claimed two bronze medals in the 200m backstroke and 400m freestyle (4:34.94).

Therese Soukup won three silver medals in the 100m backstroke (1:11.89), 50m backstroke (33.07 seconds) and 200m freestyle (2:18.49) in the 13-14 years old category. She also claimed a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke event.

Joshua Miller was also a multiple medal winner, winning silver in the 200m breaststroke and 100m butterfly, while also gaining bronze in the 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley in the 12 years old and under category.

Samuele Rossi took the silver medal in the 100m breaststroke (3:03.28) and Damien Payet won bronze in the 200m freestyle event (2:21.99) in the 12 years old and under category.

Seychelles NATION apologises for not being able to bring you the times clocked by all the swimmers as we were unable to get them.

In open water swimming, the gold medallists were Daniel Ferley, Samuele Rossi (1km), Damien Payet, Therese Soukoup, Nicole Grasselli Barni, Dean Hoffman (3km), and Bertrand Payet (5km).

Thierry Payet was also a winner in the 1km but he was not part of the Seychelles team.

Tyler Fred, Alain Vidot, Luca Soleil, Luke Miller, Amy Andre, Aisha khan, Shanna Soleil and Raphaella Ferley are the other swimmers who took part in the competition.

The young swimmers were accompanied by coaches Guillaume Bachmann and Barnsley Albert.


S. N.





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