Kenyan junior swimmers finish 9th overall at CANA championships

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The Kenya national junior swimming team that finished 9th overall at the CANA zone four championship returned home safely Sunday night from Malawi. The team won a total of 21 medals.

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The Kenyan team finished 9th overall with a total of 21 medals, beating four other nations including hosts Malawi in the championship won by Zambia.

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The girls team came close to breaking the Kenyan 4 by 50 metres relay record, clocking 2 minutes, 03.03 seconds, finishing fourth in the event while the boys were outstanding in their event by taking Gold medal.

Imara Bell Thorpe won two gold medals in the event with Tabuka Bifwoli, Victoria Okumu and Aryen Muravvej also winning their respective events.

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Tabuka also won silver medal in the tournament with Jasmine Kimani and Kunaal Khagram were among the bronze medalists.

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Zambia won the event with a total of 82 medals, 26 of which were Gold, while South Africa were second with a total of 55 medals, 22 of them Gold.

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Swaziland is the only country that failed to win a Gold medal in the championship finishing last with a total of seven medals; one silver and six bronze.

The swimmers now shift focus to the Africa Youth Games which will be held in Botswana in July this year.


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