Malawi swimmers finished on sixth team position out of 10 participating Confederation of Aquatic Nations Association (Cana) national sides in Zambia last Sunday.
“Malawi finished on 1 292 points and won 10 gold, 15 silver and eight bronze medals; Namibia amassed 976 points after settling for 21 gold, 10 silver and nine bronze medals,” reported Zambia’s Daily Mail during the week.
In a brief e-mailed update, Malawi Acquatic Union president Dean Pinto said his charges had improved on their last Cana record.
“As at today (Sunday), 25 medals! Last year, whole gala nine [medals]. Expect at least three on final day tomorrow,” Pinto wrote before the final on Sunday.
On its website www.daily-mail.co.zm Daily Mail added that team Kenya emerged overall winners after collecting 2 265 points.
Kenya also scooped first place in the men’s and women’s categories.
In second place was team Zimbabwe on 2 048 points after collecting six gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals whereas South Africa and Botswana were placed third and fourth respectively.
South Africa had 20 gold, 27 silver and 18 bronze medals, but got 2 010 points while Botswana had 16 gold, 10 silver and 19 bronze medals.
Others are hosts Zambia, who were placed fifth with 1 818 points after collecting six gold, 14 silver and 11 bronzes medals.
The rest are Uganda on 700 points—11 gold, seven silver and three bronze medals; Tanzania on 607 points with no medal and Angola who finished last on 500 points, but got seven gold, two silver and one bronze medals.
Speaking at the end of the competition on Sunday, Cana president Jessy Naidu described the 10th Cana gala as a huge success.
The 2014 Cana Championship will be held in Uganda.