Monday, September 17, 2012

Jason Dunford wins Gold in 50m freestyle

Commonwealth champion Jason Dunford bagged Kenya’s third gold medal in the 50m freestyle sprint on the final day of the 11th African Senior Swimming Championships held at the Kasarani grounds, Sunday.
Continuing with the spectacular performance from earlier in the week, Dunford finished in 23.01 seconds to break a 14-year-old African record set by South Africa’s Roland Schoeman and Algeria’s Salim Iles of 23.03.
Algeria’s Oussama Sahnoune (23.11) came in second for silver ahead of Mohammed Abdelmegid (23.82) of Egypt who took bronze.       
Kenya finished with 129 points and 5th overall with 6 medals all courtesy of a brilliant Jason Dunford.

Top Five countries:
1.       South Africa (525)
2.       Egypt (391)
3.       Algeria (209)
4.       Tunisia (198)
5.       Kenya (129) 

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