Water Sport

Ryle de Morny reigns supreme on sand in Australia

2018-11-25 22:16
Ryle de Morny (Supplied)

Cape Town - South Africa's best male flags competitor Ryle de Morny added the sizzle to a cold day in Adelaide, Australia in the Lifesaving World Championships.

De Morny stood tallest when it counted most as he added another World Championship gold to a collection that now exceeds 10 in the last decade.

De Morny placed first in the flags after missing out on a medal in the sprint, where he finished fourth.

The Notten brothers, Nicholas and Dominic, just missed out on a medal in the board rescue, but Dominic (Notten) did get bronze in the board race, with Nicholas fourth.

Nicholas earlier in the competition also took gold in the surf ski and it was a golden weekend for South Africa’s youth males in the Pool, with Connor Botha and Milan Erasmus also winning gold.

Matthew Fenn and Ally Chislett also 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 results




Ryle de Morny - 1st


Bianca von Bargen - 12th

Board Rescue


Nicholas and Dominic Notten - 4th

Board Race


Dominic Notten - 3rd, Nicholas Notten - 4th


Kristin Bellinghan - 13th



Nicholas Notten - 4th, Dominic Notten - 11th


Carmel Billson - 12th

Oceanman/woman relay

Men - 3rd

Women - 5th


Oceanman Relay - 3rd



200m Super Lifesaver


Sulinke van den Berg - 3rd (new SA record)


JP van Zyl - 14th

100m manikin rescue with fins


JP van Zyl - 3rd, Milan Erasmus - 7th


Sulinke van den Berg - 5th (new SA record), Ally Chislett - 10th

50m Manikin rescue


Calvin Coetzee - 6th, JP van Zyl - 11th


Sulinke van den Berg - 8th, Ally Chislett - 11th

4x25m Manikin Relay

Boys - 5th (new SA record)

Girls - 5th

4x50m Medley Relay

Boys - 3rd

Girls - 6th (new SA record)

*Youth records for age group 14 to 18 years.

General Tire is the sponsor of Lifesaving SA

Team South Africa squads:

Senior women

Sasha-Lee Corris Nordengen (captain), Keyta Purchase, Carmel Billson, Bianca von Bargen, Kristin Bellingham (all Marine), Mandi Maritz (Durban Surf)

Senior men Ryle de Morny (captain, False Bay), Josh Saunders (Marine), Martin Binedell (Marine), Johan Lourens (Tuks), Nick Notten, Dominic Notten (Fish Hoek)

Youth women

Sullyke van den Berg (Manguang), Alice Edward (captain), Ally Chislett (both Pirates), Tamryn McKie (Navy), Paige Horn (Umhlanga), Kira Bester (Beach)

Youth men

Milan Erasmus (Captain Durban Surf), Juan Pierre van Zyl (Harties Reflections), Connor Botha (Umhlanga), Matthew Fenn (East London), Daniel Jacobs (Fish Hook), Calvin Coetzee (Pirates)

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