The South African duo of Connor Botha and Milan Erasmus broke the world record in the line throw at the Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide, Australia.
There was also gold for the Western Cape’s Nicholas Notten in the surf ski, while South Africa’s queen of the beach sprints, Mandi Maritz, took silver.
South Africa’s celebrated beach sprint champion Ryle de Morny had to settle for fourth. De Morny, the most experienced among the South African squad, is a former beach sprint world champion.
Earlier in the week, Matthew Fenn and Ally Chislett won silver in the youth surf ski and surf swim respectively.
Connor Botha celebrated his 17th birthday with a third place in the board race and Daniel Jacobs also got a bronze in the surf ski.
Team South Africa’s Kira Bester, Tamryn McKie, Alice Edward and Milan Erasmus won gold on the opening day in the junior mixed simulated emergency rescue competition (SERC).
Selected Team South Africa results:
Open Team (beach/surf)
Ryle de Morny 4th; Mandi Maritz 2nd; Bianca von Bargen 8th
Nicholas Notten1st; Dominic Notten 5th
Martin Binedell 8th; Joshua Saunders 20th; Kristin Bellinghan 15th; Carmel Billson 19th
Rescue Tube Rescue
Male 9th; Female 7th
Beach Relay Male
9th; Female 5th
Youth Team Pool
Calvin Coetzee 3rd; Ally Chislett 11th; Sulinke van der Berg 12th
100m Rescue Medley:
Calvin Coetzee 6th; JP van Zyl 13th; Sulinke van der Berg 7th; Ally Chislett 9th
100m Manikin Tow with fins:
Milan Erasmus 7th
4 x 50m Obstacle:
Male: Botha, Erasmus,Van Zyl, Coetzee 6th; Female: Chislett, McKie, van der Berg, Edward 5th
Male, Connor Botha and Milan Erasmus, 1st, New World Record
Boys: Matthew Fenn 2nd; Daniel Jacobs - 3rd
Girls: Tammy McKie - 5th Kira Bester - 11th
Boys: Connor Botha - 3rd Matthew Fenn - 9th
Girls: Kira Bester - 4th Paige Horn - 5th
Boys: Connor Botha 6th; Matthew Fenn 7th
Girls: Alice Edward 11th; Tammy McKie12th
Boys Connor Botha 6th; Calvin Coetzee 10th
Girls: Ally Chislett 2nd; Sulinke van den Berg 12th
100m Manikin Carry with fins
Johan Lourens 12th
Carmel Billson 14th
50m Manikin Rescue
Martin Binedell 13th
4 x 25m Manikin Relay
Martin Binedell; Josh Saunders; Nick Notten, Johan Lourens 15th
4x50m Medley relay
Martin Binedell; Josh Saunders; Nick Notten; Johan Lourens 11th
Bianca von Bargen; Carmel Billson; Kristen Bellingan; Sasha-Lee Corris-Nordegen 10th
* General Tire is the sponsor of Lifesaving SA