Extreme weather conditions in Adelaide, Australia scuppered all hope of the Youth Surf competition getting under way at the Lifesaving World Championships.
And unfortunately, South Africa’s performance in the Youth Beach events and Open Pool proved as fractured as the weather.
It was a difficult day for South Africa’s Youth contingent in those beach events that were completed.
The Open Pool disciplines proved as tough, with Martin Binedell’s fifth place in the 100 metres rescue medley the best of the individual South African efforts.
World champions New Zealand and the European challenge dominated the medals in the pool.
Selected SA results
Beach Flags: Daniel Jacobs Joint 20th; Tamryn McKie and Paige Horn Joint 20th – eliminated in the first round
Beach Sprint Male female Paige Horn 8th
Beach Relay Male team 8th; Female team 6th
200m Obstacle – Johan Lourens 7th; Kristin Bellinghan 13th; Carmel Billson 14th
4 x 50m Obstacle Relay – Men 11th Saunders, Notten D, Binnedell, Lourens; Women 12th Bellinghan, Corris, Billson,
Line throw Men 4th, Binedell, Lourens;
100m Rescue medley; Binedell 5th;
Youth Girls Team: Ally Chislett, Tamryn McKie, Sulinke van den Berg, Paige Horn.
* Full results are available on https://rescuesoft.info/@mark_keohane