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170+ ATHLETES FOR CUCSA GAMES

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MORE than 170 athletes will represent Zimbabwe at the 2016 Confederation of Universities and College Sports Association Africa Region Five Games scheduled for next month in Bulawayo. A total of 10 countries from Southern Africa are expected to converge on the city for the biennial games that involve college athletes. By Ngqwele Dube Sports Correspondent Zimbabwe Tertiary Institution Sports Union ...

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GATLIN SCORCHES TO RIO, FELIX POWERS HOME

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Justin Gatlin clocked the fastest 100 metres of the year to book his ticket to Rio at the US Olympic trials on Sunday as Allyson Felix shrugged off her injury woes to power to victory in the 400m. Gatlin won in a blistering 9.8 seconds at Hayward Field to edge out young pretender Trayvon Bromell who was second in 9.84sec ...

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MEDAL -LESS ZIM DISAPPOINT IN DURBAN

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THE National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe will not hang its head in shame despite the country’s disastrous outing at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Durban, South Africa last week. The 25-member Team Zimbabwe returned home empty handed with only four of the athletes – three of them juniors – reaching the finals of their respective events. By Lawson Madzivanyika ...

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BLAKE PREVAILS IN OLYMPIC TRIALS AFTER INJURED BOLT WITHDRAWS

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Yohan Blake won Jamaica’s men’s 100 metres Olympic trials in 9.95 seconds on Friday after world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt pulled out minutes before the final with a hamstring injury. Bolt handed in a medical exemption after aggravating in Friday’s semifinals a right hamstring injury that he had sustained Thursday night. Blake had to stave off a false start, ...

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RIO 2016 : SIXTY SEVEN RUSSIAN ATHLETES APPEAL OVER OLYMPICS BAN

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A TOTAL of 67 Russian athletes have lodged appeals against their bans from this summer’s Rio Olympics. The Russian Athletics Federation is barred from international competition because of allegations of state-sponsored doping and cover-ups. Clean athletes must pass extra doping checks and meet strict criteria for the IAAF to allow them to take part at this summer’s Games. But some ...

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BOLT GEARS UP FOR OLYMPIC TRIALS

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Usain Bolt will embark on the first major test of what he plans to be a triumphant swansong on Thursday as the Jamaican Olympic athletics trials get under way. With less than 40 days to go before the Olympics, the sprint superstar will aim to seal his ticket to Rio as he targets a defence of his 100 metres, 200m ...

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ZHUWAWO IN GOOD SHAPE FOR OLYMPICS

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BATTLE-HARDENED Olympian, Wirimayi Zhuwawo says he is in good shape ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics, despite coming fifth in the Tanganda Tea half marathon in Mutare at the weekend. BY KENNETH NYANGANI – NEWSDAY In an interview with NewsDay Sport after the race, Zhuwawo, who qualified for Rio Olympics at the Beijing marathon after coming third with a time ...

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GOLDEN HAT-TRICK FOR SEMENYA

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Caster Semenya bowed out of the African Athletics Championships in Durban on Sunday after winning three gold medals from two individual events and the 4×400 metres relay. The final day of the event belonged to the versatile South African as she first won her specialist 800m event, leading from start to finish and crossing the line in 1:58.20, adding to ...

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SEMENYA WINS AFRICA 1 500M TITLE

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South African Caster Semenya confirmed her versatility and good form by posting an Olympic qualifying time when winning the African Athletics Championships 1 500 metres title in Durban on Friday. She clocked 4:01.99 at Kings Park stadium in the Indian Ocean city to come painstakingly close to breaking former 5 000m world record holder Zola Budd’s national mark. Semenya has ...

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ZIM ATHLETES OFF TO DURBAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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NINE athletes who are part of the Zimbabwe’s representative athletics team for the 20th CAA African Senior Championships which gets underway in Durban, South Africa left Bulawayo by road yesterday. The athletes were in camp at Northlea High School in Bulawayo from Tuesday. The other Team Zimbabweathletes, who are based outside the country will fly straight to South Africa from ...

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