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Swimming: African Open Championships: four medals for Algeria on the first day

Algerian swimmers won four medals (2 silver and 2 bronze) at the African Open Championships, at the end of the first day of competition, Monday evening in Accra, which will continue until 21 October.

The only Algerian woman swimmer competing in this continental event, Amel Melih, took bronze in the 100m freestyle with a time of 57.58, behind South Africans Rebecca Meder (56.22) and Inge Weidemann (56.31), after being runner-up in the 50m backstroke (30.02).

In the men’s event, while waiting for the Algerian swimming leader Oussama Sahnoune to start, his compatriot Abdellah Ardjoune took silver in the 50m backstroke with a time of 25.78.

As for Jaouad Syoud, he took bronze in the 100m breaststroke (1:03.10), behind Egyptian Youssef Elkamash, African champion (1:02.05) and South African Matthew Randle, silver medallist (1:03.06).

The 14th edition of the African Open Championships, initially scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa in April 2020, has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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