Swimming federation hails team performance

Lusaka – The head of the Angolan swimming team, Artur Henriques, considered positive the country´s performance at the IV-Zone African Championship, as nine medals have been won.

Of the medals in that competition, which ended on Sunday, the national team won two gold, three silver and four bronze.

Speaking to ANGOP, at the end of the open water competition (river, lake or sea), the official said that the representation, mostly young people from the home championships, knew how to stand up to more experienced opponents, such as those from Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

He added that, even so, the Angolan swimmers managed to improve their marks, breaking three records, being one absolute and two by categories, reduced to 17 athletes.

He added that the altitude and the weather factor (low temperatures) somehow made it difficult for some swimmers to adapt, influencing the score.

According to Artur Henriques, the team got the 12th position in the general medal table and in the 8th position in the classification by points.

In the additional open water event, held in the artificial lake (Tiffany Canyon), in the Zambian capital, the national team was once again reduced from three to two athletes.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

Swimming federation hails team performance

Lusaka – The head of the Angolan swimming team, Artur Henriques, considered positive the country´s performance at the IV-Zone African Championship, as nine medals have been won.

Of the medals in that competition, which ended on Sunday, the national team won two gold, three silver and four bronze.

Speaking to ANGOP, at the end of the open water competition (river, lake or sea), the official said that the representation, mostly young people from the home championships, knew how to stand up to more experienced opponents, such as those from Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

He added that, even so, the Angolan swimmers managed to improve their marks, breaking three records, being one absolute and two by categories, reduced to 17 athletes.

He added that the altitude and the weather factor (low temperatures) somehow made it difficult for some swimmers to adapt, influencing the score.

According to Artur Henriques, the team got the 12th position in the general medal table and in the 8th position in the classification by points.

In the additional open water event, held in the artificial lake (Tiffany Canyon), in the Zambian capital, the national team was once again reduced from three to two athletes.

Source: Angola Press News Agency