Donata Katai shines as Zim collects 13 medals

By Lawrence Trusida Sport Editor

Swimmer Donata Katai was the star of the show on day five of the African Union Sports Council Region five youth games in Maseru, Lesotho after the Zimbabwean collected three gold medals.

There was Kirsty Coventry, who illuminated the world from the pool and now there is Katai, who is trying her best to emulate her icon, who coincidentally was presenting medals at the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region five youth games.

The 17-year-old Katai came into these games after gracing the Olympics in Japan and she is showing her class.

Katai grabbed three gold medals this Tuesday in the 50m and 100m backstroke as well as the 100m butterfly.

Even though she led from the front, her teammates made sure that the country would be proud of their efforts after they collected a further 10 medals from the pool, five bronze and five silver.

“So far the kids have done well we didn’t expect this kind of show, we came here to gauge where we are and we are happy with what we are seeing so far,” said swimming coach, Masi Takaedza.

The swimming competitions will end this Wednesday with Katai aiming for one more gold medal to take her individual tally to five.

Zimbabwe now has 21 medals ahead of the Athletics track and field competitions which get underway this Wednesday.

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