Kirsty Coventry celebrates after sealing her third gold medal of Brazzaville 2015 ©Twitter

Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry completed a "triple triple" of winning the same three individual swimming events at each of the last three All-African Games on the final night of action in the pool at Brazzaville 2015.

The 31-year-old, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission, won the gold medal over 200 metres backstroke in a time of 2min 13.29sec.

This means she has won the 200m individual medley and both the 100m and 200m backstroke at the Algiers 2007, Maputo 2011 and Brazzaville 2015 Games, and has earned a total of 19 medals, including 13 gold, at the Games. 

“Sacrifices, perseverance, self-belief and your [fans] support have been essential in achieving this accomplishment,” she wrote on Twitter afterwards.

It was South Africa who again enjoyed the best of the rest of the action as Myles Brown won the men's 200m individual medley in 2:07.71 while the women's 4x100m medley relay quartet sealed gold in a time of 4:12.36.

Myles Brown was among South African gold medal winners on the final day of action in the pool ©Getty Images
Myles Brown was among South African gold medal winners on the final day of action in the pool ©Getty Images

Algeria’s Majda Chebaraka also continued her superb meet by setting a fifth national record en route to a 1500m freestyle triumph in 17:07.82.

South Africa finished comfortably on top of the swimming medals table with 25 gold, 18 silver and 11 bronze, with Egypt second wilh 11 golds.

Algeria and Zimbabwe each won three, while Tunisia, Botswana, Angola, Namibia and Seychelles all secured places on the podium.

There was disappointment for the hosts in the women's basketball, as they were humbled at the hands of Mali 109-24, while Nigeria edged a closer affair 78-62 with Mozambique.

There was also Nigerian success in handball as their women's team beat Kenya 32-16.

Ivory Coast defeated Zambia 49-16 in the day's other match.

Athletics action is set to begin in the Republic of Congo capital tomorrow.

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