Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dunford bags another Gold and Silver in Africa Championships

Jason Dunford clinched another gold and silver medal for Kenya on the 3rd day of the 11th Africa Senior Swimming Championships held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani .  
The Olympics finalists posted a time of 24.5 seconds in the 50m butterfly and 51.20 seconds in the 100m butterfly to win gold and silver in front of a cheering home crowd.  
In the 50m butterfly, Algeria’s Oussama Sahnoune finished behind Dunford to take silver in a time 25.49 seconds.
South Africa’s Myles Brown emerged victorious in the 100m freestyle in 51.06 with Osussama finishing third in 51.60.
Up to now, Kenya has managed five medals (2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze) thanks to a brilliant Dunford.
He will be in action on Sunday for the 50m freestyle.
The other Kenyan contestants did not fare well with Sonia Chege finishing 6th (5:24.62) in the women’s 400m freestyle.
Bayusuf Hamdan also came in sixth (2:12.48) in the men’s 200m backstroke while Ramadhan Vyombo finished fourth (25.81) in the men’s 50m butterfly.  

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