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I REFUSED TO MISS OPENING, CLOSING CEREMONIES : COVENTRY

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ZIMBABWEAN swimmer Kirsty Coventry, now a member of the International Olympic Committee athletes’ commission, competed in the Olympic Games in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, winning two golds, four silvers and a bronze. She was also the flag-bearer for Zimbabwe in 2012 and 2016. Here she explains why she never missed a single opening or closing ceremony. I’ve competed ...

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BODDINGTON IN FAIRYTALE COMEBACK

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SHAYE Boddington (31) who will represent her adopted nation New Zealand in the women’s three metre synchronised event at the Fina World Championships in Hungary later this year, thought her days as a diver were behind her after quitting the sport as a teen 13 years ago. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Boddington was earmarked to compete at the 2004 Olympics in ...

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ZIM STRUGGLE ON CANA FIRST DAY

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RECORDS tumbled on the first day of the African Swimming Confederation (Cana) championships yesterday, as hosts Zimbabwe claimed their first medal at Bulawayo City Pool. BY FORTUNE MBELE Oliver Tori of South Africa won the girls 14 and Under 800m freestyle in 9:37:40 beating last year’s record of 9:49:27. Seyffert Taylin of South Africa claimed silver in 9:40:85, while bronze ...

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ZIM ROWING TARGET TOKYO OLYMPICS

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Following an immensely successful rowing season last year in which it managed to send representatives to both the Rio Olympics and Rio Paralympics, the Rowing Association of Zimbabwe (RAZ) has already set sights on a bigger participating crew at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE Zimbabwe rowing has experienced a meteoric rise in the past couple of years, with ...

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ZIM TO HOST CANA ZONE VI SWIMMING TOURNEY

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All is set for the staging of the African Swimming Confederation (Cana) Zone VI championships in Bulawayo this month. BY Freeman Makopa The tournament, which includes swimming and waterpolo, will be hosted at the City Pool in Bulawayo from February 16 to 19. Zimbabwe Aquatic Union president, Marry Kloppers confirmed that all arrangements were in place for the staging of ...

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2017 ZIMBABWE SUPPORTERS’ TEAM

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Warriors coach Kallisto Pasuwa’s 31-man provisional squad for the 2017 Afcon finals has triggered widespread debate and yesterday we asked The Sunday Mail readers to give us their choices. Below are the selected responses. Gilbert Matsaure Tatenda Mukuruva, Petros Mhari, George Chigova, Peter Muduhwa, Elisha Muroiwa, Costa Nhamoinesu, Onismo Bhasera, Blessing Moyo, Hardlife Zvirekwi, Tendai Darikwa, Bruce Kangwa, Teenage Hadebe, ...

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CHUNGA HAPPY WITH HARARE CITY CONTRIBUTION

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OUTGOING Harare City coach, Moses Chunga is satisfied with his contribution to the club, as he leaves the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League side at the end of his contract, which expires on December 31. BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA “The point is that my contract is expiring on December 31 and I am happy with the job I have done. I ...

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A POOL OF JOY FOR QUEEN KIRSTY

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A SHORT drive down Victoria Drive takes us to the doorstep of the Coventry household, a stone’s throw or two from Newlands Shopping Centre in Harare. By Tinashe Kusema Waiting to welcome us are Lyn and Rob Coventry, the couple that worked their magic and gave Africa its greatest Olympian in Kirsty Coventry. One would expect Lyn and Rob to ...

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COVENTRY CAPS OLYMPIC CAREER WITH 6TH PLACE FINISH

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KIRSTY Coventry capped off her illustrious Olympic career with a commendable sixth-place finish in the 200-metre backstroke in Rio de Janeiro in the early hours of yesterday as Zimbabweans took to social media to wish her a fond farewell. – Source The Standard The 32-year-old Zimbabwean swimming icon’s time of 2:08.80 minutes was enough for a sixth-place finish in the ...

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ZIM’S COVENTRY SWIMS HER WAY TO 200M BACKSTROKE FINAL IN RIO

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Kirsty Coventry’s decorated Olympic career will feature one more swim in Rio. The seven-time Olympic medalist clocked a 2:08.83 in the semifinals of the 200m backstroke to qualify sixth for Friday night’s championship final at this summer’s Olympic games. Coventry, from Zimbabwe, finished fourth in the second semifinal to earn her spot in the finals. Katinka Hosszu of Hungary is ...

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