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CLUB GAMES A BRIDGE TO OLYMPICS – ZOC BOSS

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BACK TO BASICS . . . The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee and Government are united in seeking a return to the Commonwealth Games which gave athletes such as former swimmer Kirsty Coventry the platform to fine tune for the Olympics Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Olympic Committee president Admire Masenda has highlighted the importance of Zimbabwe rejoining the Commonwealth Games, which he ...

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MATHE ON THE RISE

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Some say ‘praise is like sunshine, it helps things to grow’.   By Brighton Zhawi Ajit Verma and Paul Kopolo are two of Zimbabwe’s top Badminton players; sporting greats even. In local tournaments like the Eagles Wings, if it wasn’t Verma it surely had to be Kopolo walking away with the all-important win. If these two seem to have the ...

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PREPS FOR SA SCHOOL ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP UNDERWAY

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 FOUR Zimbabwe schools set to take part at the 2018 SA Schools and Junior Rowing Championships to be hosted at Roodeplaat Dam near Pretoria have begun preparation for the 44th edition of Africa’s biggest annual schools rowing event.   BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE This year’s competition will be held from March 2-4 with Zimbabwean rowers looking to do better than last ...

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ZIM WHEELCHAIR RACE ATHLETE NYAKOKO APPEALS FOR HELP

Para-athletes from Kenya train in wheelchairs at the Commonwealth Games village in New Delhi on September 28, 2010. The Indian capital is scheduled to host the Commonwealth Games October 3-14, the biggest sporting event in the city since the 1982 Asian Games. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

ONE of the country’s leading wheelchair racing athletes, Wilson Nyakoko, is struggling to raise the passport fee to enable him to travel to South Africa, where he will be defending his Outenqua Wheelchair Challenge title he won last year. BY HENRY MHARA The annual race, the premier wheelchair racing event in Africa, is to be staged in the picturesque town ...

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JEFFERIES SNUB OVERSHADOWS ANSA AWARDS

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Zimbabwe motor racing sensation Axcil Jefferies has had a brilliant season of racing in the Middle East and Europe this year. A champion in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East Championship and runner-up in the European version of the event, Jefferies is conspicuous by his absence on the final nominees list of the Annual National Sports Awards (Ansa). BY MUNYARADZI ...

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ZIMBABWE HOSTS ZONE VI GAMES

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Ever since making history by leading CBZ Jewels to the Zone VI club volleyball championships title 11-years-ago, Ngoni Mutambirwa has since long to see another local team scale to similar heights. Support Unit and Naba have been close, with the later losing 2-3 to Botswana’s Police VI in Namibia last year while Support Unit were outclassed 0-3 by Autoridade de ...

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NOMATTER AND NO CHAMPIONSHIP

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SHE is one of the longest serving players in the Netball Super League but has nothing to show for it. Brighton Zhawi Nomatter Changata has been playing top flight netball for 12 years but success has been evading the wing attacker who started her career at Silo Queens in 2005. “It’s been a long journey with little joy,” said the ...

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DU TOIT’S OLYMPIC DREAM

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She grew up loving BMX racing but an encounter with rowing changed all that for the good. Brighton Zhawi That is the story of Daniella du Toit whose chance encounter with the Zimbabwe queens of the water Kirsty Coventry and Micheen Thornycroft changed her life forever and now finds her practically inseparable from the water. Coventry is a double Olympian ...

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THE MAKING OF A KARATE DYNASTY

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SENSEI Tawanda Mufundisi wants to create a karate dynasty. BY Makomborero Mutimukulu Mufundisi has represented Zimbabwe at several international competitions, and one would say it’s only natural that he would want to expose his children to the sport. The serial national champion explains it thus: “Kids who take part in karate are confident and well-behaved. It’s a way of life, ...

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DHLODHLO VOWS TO RETAIN TITLE

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For three years Ndumiso Dhlodhlo has been trying to land the biggest bodybuilding title in the country. By Munyaradzi Madzokere And with each passing year, he was starting to feel that the day would never come when he would win it. With three-time winner Champion Chienderamwano as well as defending champion Paul Goredema in the mix, it looked unlikely that ...

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