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Report back – Myles Brown – Kazan and Brazzaville

Congratulations and well done to Myles Brown on his wonderful swims at Fina World Champs in Kazan and African Games in Brazzaville. You have made SA super proud!

Also congratulations on being published in this wonderful inspirational book: “A Message of Hope“, by Karien Basson.


Interview: Devon Myles Brown

Fina World Championships Kazan – Report Back

Name & Surname Myles Brown
Name of Meet Fina World Championships Kazan
Date of Meet 05-16th August
City and Country Kazan, Russia
Names of various Events participated in? 400m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, and the 800m Freestyle
Highlights of the event? Swimming in the 200m Semifinal. It was the fastest semifinal and final in the history of the 200m freestyle event so to finish 10th in the world isn’t so bad…
Lessons learned from the event? Sometimes things don’t go according to plan and its important to move on from disappointments and do everything you can to put it behind you and focus on the next race…although that is easier said than done!
General observations and  vibe of the meet? Russia is very passionate about their swimming and they have some amazing swimmers so there was great support from the crowd which is always great to see and experience
What / who motivated you throughout the champs? Just to swim against the best in the world and representing your country is amazing so you always want to do your best. It was great to race the world’s best swimmers


11th African Games Brazzaville – Report Back

Name & Surname Myles Brown
Name of Meet 11th Africa Games
Date of Meet 02-19 September
City and Country Brazzaville, Congo
Names of various Events participated in? 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 800m Freestyle, 4x200m Freestyle Relay, 200m Butterfly and the 200 Individual Medley
Names of medals received for which events? 200m Freestyle Gold-Championship Record

800m Freestyle Bronze

4x200m Freestyle Relay Gold- Championship Record

400m Freestyle Silver

200m Butterfly Silver

200m Individual Medley Gold

Highlights of the event? I really enjoyed swimming some different events for a change so it was fun to see how I would do. My times were pretty solid so I had a good week of racing.
Lessons learned from the event? Always have fun when racing. That doesn’t necessarily mean take it easy but still race hard and swim fast but enjoy the competition. There was a great vibe with the South African team which made the racing a lot more exciting and enjoyable.
General observations and  vibe of the meet? There was a pretty good vibe during the meet especially between the South African team, it was a fairly young team and everyone seemed to have a good time and the support within the team was great which is really exciting to see.
What / who motivated you throughout the champs? Its always an honor to win a medal for your country and to win one at the African Games and being crowned African champion is something special so I think trying to win medals for your country is motivation enough.

Interview: Devon Myles Brown



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