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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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RUTHLESS “POLICEMEN” DO IT AGAIN

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SUPPORT UNIT once again strolled their way to the Harare Volleyball Association League title, making light work of UZ in last weekend’s final. By Brighton Zhawi However, the police outfit knows that there are some who will not take them seriously until they prove their worth on the continental scene. Support Unit dismissed UZ 3-0 to land their fourth title ...

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HAMILTON HOPES ALONSO GETS A BETTER CAR

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LONDON — Lewis Hamilton is hoping McLaren can rejoin the Formula One front-runners next season, after years in the doldrums, so he can have more battles with former teammate Fernando Alonso. The Mercedes driver, who became a four-time world champion at Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix, partnered the Spaniard during a tumultuous 2007 campaign that saw the more experienced Alonso leave ...

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HAMILTON PROUD BUT NOT DONE YET

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Hamilton admits it was all worth it after sealing fourth F1 crown before sending warning to rivals: “I want number five” By Matt Morlidge and James Galloway in Mexico City A triumphant Lewis Hamilton has reflected on his fourth world championship and wants to savour the achievement, but vows there is more to come from him in Formula 1. Hamilton ...

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DALLAS COWBOYS SIGN ZIM STAR STANSLY MAPONGA

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TRAILBLAZING Zimbabwean sports star Stansly Maponga looks set to prolong his career in the highly lucrative American National Football League (NFL) after being signed by the five-time Super Bowl winners Dallas Cowboys last week. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 26-year-old defensive end, who in 2014 became the first Zimbabwean to play in the NFL, on Wednesday completed his move to the ...

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FUTURE BRIGHT FOR ZIMBABWE ROWING

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THE Rowing Association of Zimbabwe (RAZ) has hailed a three-member young Zimbabwe girls team that led the country to an overall fourth place finish out of 20 nations at the African Rowing Championships at Tunis Lake in Tunisia last week. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE Erin Soper and Tarryn Hinde, both from Chisipite Senior School, as well as Peterhouse’s Holly Bicknell, all ...

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A SOLDIER, A PASTOR AND A KICKBOXER

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GIFT MACHIKWA MURINDA  is a dangerous man; armed both spiritually and physically. BY Don Makanyanga The 28-year-old is a chaplain in the Zimbabwe National Army, leads a church, and holds a fourth Dan black belt in kickboxing. Murinda, who is based in Mutare, says he does not have problems balancing life in the barracks, behind the pulpit, or in the ...

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SWAN WANTS TO GAIN FROM PAIN

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THE pain of losing a final can be unbearable but Danie Swan is determined to gain from the hurt of losing in a World Cup decider. BY Brighton Zhawi Zimbabwe suffered an 18-29 defeat in a polocrosse World Cup final at the hands of neighbours South Africa in the UK in 2011. It was Swan’s maiden World Cup appearance and ...

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ZOC HOPES FOR FAIR WINDS TO BUENOS AIRES

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WITH 342 days until the third Youth Olympic Games come to life in Buenos Aires the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee has urged national sport associations to be on their toes. By Brighton Zhawi Over 4 000 athletes aged between 15 and 18 are expected to gather in Argentina’s capital from October 6-18 next year for the showcase. Zimbabwe plans to hoist ...

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