By Anashe Murombedzi
The Zimbabwe Golf Association has honoured Scott Vincent for being the first local golfer to represent the country at the Olympics.
The Zimbabwean flag is flying high at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with five athletes representing the country.
Apart from celebrating Donata Katai who became the first black Zimbabwean swimmer to participate at the Olympics, Rower Peter Purcel-Glipin is still in the game fighting.
Golfer Scott Vincent has also etched his name into the annals of history after becoming the first local Zimbabwean golfer to represent the country at the Olympics.
His exploits have not gone unnoticed with the Zimbabwe Golf Association (ZGA) handing over an appreciation banner to Vincent’s family this Monday.
The banner was accompanied by the Zimbabwe and ZGA flags.
ZGA vice president Martin Chikwanha said they are proud to have one of their own making history by participating at the biggest sporting event on the planet.
“We are so proud. We are the second African country to be playing at the Olympics outside South Africa and if you recall that we have about 2500 golfers in the country and to have one of us, and this one, is one we have seen developed,” he said.
Scott’s proud father, Derek, who received the banner, believes his son will cope very well with conditions at the Japanese tour.
“It will be very interesting obviously, as you might know, Scott actually plays in the Japanese tour, so he’s used to the Japanese conditions. We’re hoping things will go well with him.”
Vincent who is affectionately known as Mhondoro, will be part of the cast when the first round of men’s Golf tees off in Tokyo on Thursday.
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