2008 African Swimming Championships

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The 9th African Swimming Championships were held at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa from December 1–7, 2008.

Participants[edit]

Swimmers from 18 countries[1] competed at the 2008 African Swimming Championships:

Results[edit]

Medal standings[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Tunisia (TUN)1371131
2 South Africa (RSA)1119838
3 Kenya (KEN)53210
4 Senegal (SEN)2035
5 Zimbabwe (ZIM)0134
6 Namibia (NAM)0101
7 Nigeria (NGR)0022
8 Angola (ANG)0011
 Morocco (MAR)0011
Totals (9 nations)31313193


Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle Oussama Mellouli
 Tunisia
23.26 
Timothy Ferris
 Zimbabwe
24.08 
Yellow Yeiyah
 Nigeria
24.15 
100 m freestyle Oussama Mellouli
 Tunisia
49.81 
Jason Dunford
 Kenya
50.05 
Farouk Ben Jeddi
 Tunisia
53.23 
200 m freestyle Oussama Mellouli
 Tunisia
1:50.28 
Jason Dunford
 Kenya
1:52.09 
Riaan Schoeman
 South Africa
1:52.76 
400 m freestyle Oussama Mellouli
 Tunisia
3:58:17 
Riaan Schoeman
 South Africa
3:58.57 
Ahmed Mathlouthi
 Tunisia
4:06.22 
800 m freestyle Oussama Mellouli
 Tunisia
8:20:73 
Riaan Schoeman
 South Africa
8:24.17 
Ahmed Mathlouthi
 Tunisia
8:26.09 
1500 m freestyle Oussama Mellouli
 Tunisia
16:12.00 
Chad Ho
 South Africa
16:18.34 
Ahmed Mathlouthi
 Tunisia
17:34.47 
50 m backstroke Jason Dunford
 Kenya
26.73 
Darren Murray
 South Africa
26.85 
Oussama Mellouli
 Tunisia
26.92 
100 m backstroke George du Rand
 South Africa
55.92 
Darren Murray
 South Africa
57.89 
Amine Kouam
 Morocco
59.53 
200 m backstroke George du Rand
 South Africa
2:01.02 
Darren Murray
 South Africa
2:06.08 
Taki Mrabet
 Tunisia
2:10.82 
50 m breaststroke Malick Fall
 Senegal
28:38 
Thabang Moeketsane
 South Africa
29:15 
Chad le Clos
 South Africa
30:55 
100 m breaststroke Malick Fall
 Senegal
1:02.71 
William Diering
 South Africa
1:02.72 
Thabang Moeketsane
 South Africa
1:04.30 
200 m breaststroke William Diering
 South Africa
2:16:00 
Oussama Mellouli
 Tunisia
2:17.57 
Chad le Clos
 South Africa
2:24.20 
50 m butterfly Jason Dunford
 Kenya
23.50 
Garth Tune
 South Africa
24.42 
Yellow Yeiyah
 Nigeria
25.27 
100 m butterfly Jason Dunford
 Kenya
52.49 
Garth Tune
 South Africa
54.25 
George du Rand
 South Africa
54.65 
200 m butterfly
200 m individual medley Oussama Mellouli
 Tunisia
2:06.04 
Chad le Clos
 South Africa
2:06.76 
Taki Mrabet
 Tunisia
2:08.54 
400 m individual medley Oussama Mellouli
 Tunisia
4:25.16 
Riaan Schoeman
 South Africa
4:27.40 
Taki Mrabet
 Tunisia
4:37.31 
4 x 100 m freestyle relay  Tunisia
Farouk Ben Jeddi
Ahmed Mathlouthi
Taki Mbaret
Oussama Mellouli
3:29.79 
 South Africa
George du Rand
Pierre Wirth
Garth Tune
Riaan Schoeman
3:32.34 
 Senegal
Malick Fall
Matar Samb
Abdou Khadre Niane
Papa Madiop Ndong
3:42.24 
4x200m freestyle relay
4 x 100 m medley relay  South Africa
Darren Murray
Thabang Moeketsane
Garth Tune
George du Rand
3:48.46 
 Tunisia
Taki Mbaret
Oussama Mellouli
Farouk Ben Jeddi
Ahmed Mathlouthi
3:57.85 
 Angola
Matias João
Pedro Pinotes
Paulo Rebelo
Hélder Foretes
4:11.98 
5 km open water[2] Chad Ho
 South Africa
58.39 
Aziz Mazen
 South Africa
1:00.56 
Abdul-Malick Railoun
 South Africa
1:00.59 

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle Sarra Chahed
 Tunisia
26.79 
Achieng Ajulu-Bushell
 Kenya
26.88 
Megan Scott
 South Africa
27.24 
100 m freestyle Melissa Corfe
 South Africa
58.10 
Sarra Chahed
 Tunisia
58:21 
Achieng Ajulu-Bushell
 Kenya
58:72 
200 m freestyle Zeineb Khalfallah
 Tunisia
2:08.04 
Dominique Dryding
 South Africa
2:10.28 
Moira Fraser
 Zimbabwe
2:10.58 
400m freestyle
800m freestyle
1500m freestyle
50 m backstroke Sarra Chahed
 Tunisia
31:08 
Rene Warnes
 South Africa
31.58 
Binta Zahra Diop
 Senegal
32:44 
100 m backstroke Mandy Loots
 South Africa
1:05.21 
Jonay Briedenhann
 Namibia
1:08.04 
Kirsten Lapham
 Zimbabwe
1:10.12 
200m backstroke
50 m breaststroke Achieng Ajulu-Bushell
 Kenya
32:64 
Sarra Lajnef
 Tunisia
34:07 
Robyn Ferguson
 South Africa
35:03 
100 m breaststroke Achieng Ajulu-Bushell
 Kenya
1:12.88 
Sarra Lajnef
 Tunisia
1:13.30 
Jessica Liss
 South Africa
1:13.49 
200 m breaststroke Jessica Liss
 South Africa
2:33.39 
Sarra Lajnef
 Tunisia
2:40.54 
Maxine Heard
 Zimbabwe
2:44.30 
50 m butterfly Mandy Loots
 South Africa
27:66 
Megan Scott
 South Africa
28:63 
Binta Zahra Diop
 Senegal
28:66 
100 m butterfly Mandy Loots
 South Africa
1:00.58 
Megan Scott
 South Africa
1:03.46 
Mariem Meddeb
 Tunisia
1:04.01 
200m butterfly
200 m individual medley Mandy Loots
 South Africa
2:18.91 
Jessica Liss
 South Africa
2:23.90 
Sarra Lajnef
 Tunisia
2:24.74 
400m individual medley
4 x 100 m freestyle relay  Tunisia
Zeineb Khalfallah
Sarra Lajnef
Mariem Meddeb
Sarra Chahed
3:58.45 
 South Africa
Megan Scott
Dominique Dryding
Robyn Ferguson
Mandy Loots
4:06.54 
 Kenya
Pina Ercolano
Sylvia Brunlehner
Rachita Shah
Achieng Ajulu-Bushell
4:16.33
NR
4x200m freestyle relay
4 x 100 m medley relay  South Africa
Amanda Loots
Jessica Liss
Megan Scott
Dominique Dryding
4:23.65 
 Tunisia
Sarra Chahed
Sarra Lajnef
Mariem Meddeb
Zeineb Khalfallah
4:29.42 
 Senegal
Marieme Faye
Fatou Kine Diop
Binta Zahra Diop
Ouleye Diallo
4:46.37 
5 km open water[2] Natalie du Toit
 South Africa
1:04.01 
Dominique Dryding
 South Africa
1:06.43 
Sarra Lajnef
 Tunisia
1:10.08 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A list of the countries with swimmers at the championships was included in the article Jessica wears the Golden Smile[permanent dead link], published by Swimming South Africa on 2008-12-2. Retrieved 2008-12-9.
  2. ^ a b Ho, Du Toit clinic it for South Africa Archived 2008-12-18 at the Wayback Machine; published 2008-12-07 by Swimming South Africa. Retrieved 2008-12-09. (The link is an article on the Open Water competition of the 2008 African Championships.

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