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Zane in the zone as he speeds to gold in Samoa
- Updated: September 11, 2015
Swimming completed their Youth Commonwealth Games assignment in Apia, Samoa, in style when they added another seven medals to their already rich haul this week.
Zane Waddell capped a prolific week with gold in 50m freestyle, while rising star Erin Gallagher claimed silver in the 50m freestyle and the versatile Neil Fair took bronze in the men’s 200M Individual Medley.
There were also medal-winning performances in the pool from James Isemonger, who secured the bronze in 200m breaststroke and Kaylene Corbett came away with a bronze in her 200m breaststroke.
The men’s relay team won a convincing gold in the mens 4x100m Medley and the women earned bronze in the their 4×100 Medley relay.
In the tennis, Zani Barnard lost her semi-final match in the morning against Seli Jacobs of Namibia 6-2, 7-5, before teaming up in the afternoon with Jacobs in the mixed pairs. They unfortunately went down to the team from Barbados in a titanic battle, 6-2, 3-6, 12-10. All was not lost however as Barnard was to still play for bronze.
The Lawn Bowls team had to withdraw from their matches in the mixed pair due to illness to Aimee Schnetler and will take no further part in the competition.
The Team SA Sevens team went through the pool matches unbeaten, defeating neighbours Namibia in a one-sided affair 46-0, but found the English to be a more sterner test, winning 19-14.
This set up a semi-final against the host nation Samoa, who enjoyed strong local support. SA winning that games 29 -0 and have set up a final against Australia who were also unbeaten in their pool.
The Games were being wrapped up on Friday.