Archive - Apr 29, 2012
Namibian swimmers excelled at the CANA Zone 3 and 4 Championships in Maputo, Mozambique, finishing third overall and winning 46 medals in total.
In the process they also set 19 new Namibian records as well as 11 CANA records.
Namibia had one of the smallest teams with only 19 swimmers, compared to South Africa (32 swimmers), Botswana (32) and the hosts Mozambique (38).
The other competing nations with the number of swimmers were Zambia (29), Kenya (27), Tanzania (27), Zimbabwe (21), Malawi (20), Swaziland (12), Angola (10), Mauritius (4) and Uganda (7).
With only two weeks left of the longest timed stage race in the world, the Tour d’Afrique, the winner is yet to be decided – a rare occurrence when it comes to a 12 000km race over 94 stages.
As participants move closer to their final border crossing and the finish line in Cape Town Christian Sailer from Switzerland and Raffael Schrof from Germany are still entwined in a battle for first position with less than two hours separating the speedsters.
In total, the participants have travelled through nine countries and just crossed the 10 000km mark.