By Larry Trusida Sports Editor
ZIMBABWE dominated the track and field championships at the African Union Sports Council Region Five Youth games in Maseru, Lesotho this Friday after picking up nine medals.
Good times continue to roll for team Zimbabwe after picking up two golds, five silver and two bronze medals from the track and field events at the regional youth games.
Thabela Ndlovu bossed the women’s 800m race from start to finish to collect the first gold medal of the day, a feat that pleased the girl from Bulawayo.
“I am happy, with my performance and I dedicate it to those who trusted me and gave me a chance,” said the athlete.
Multi-talented Aneka Colgrave wouldn’t be left behind after she also collected a gold medal in the long jump with a massive leap of 5.56m and she was followed closely behind by Tanyaradzwa Kakono who bagged the silver in the same event, with Botswana settling for third place.
Botswana would exert revenge on Zimbabwe after picking gold in the women’s high jump as Tanyaradzwa Kashambe settled for silver and she had a message for all the doubters.
“I am happy many people doubted me and wanted the team to fail after being dropped but this is testament of the selection and I am happy their bad words motivated me,” said Kashambe.
David Nyamufarira picked up a silver medal in the boys 110m hurdles, while long jumper Nigel Mthetwa also picked silver after a comprehensive dive into the sand.
David Nyamufarira returned to the track this time in the boys 100m finals and manged third place, settling for silver.
This Saturday will see an end to the games, with the Zimbabwe Volleyball team taking on Botswana in the boys finals.
There are still track and field events set for Saturday, with Zimbabwe looking to add to the 40 medals the team has garnered so far.
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