By Lawrence Trusida Sports Editor
TEAM ZIMBABWE picked up six medals on the penultimate day of competition at the ongoing African Union Sports Council Region Five Youth games in Maseru, Lesotho.
In the swimming it was Donata Katai, showing her class, now to athletics its Anika Colgrave doing her best to bring golds for the country in the field events.
After garnering gold in the high long jump this Friday, Colgrave this time returned to the jumping pit to compete in the triple jump and the result was the same, gold medal for the multi talented athlete.
Competing on her own in the final she only needed a c lena jump to confirm her gold but she was a motivated girl as she went for a personal best and duly got it after managing a leap of 10.35m her new personal best.
Hassan Maganezi ensured that the country would get another gold medal after out jumping the Botswana opponent in the boys final.
Maganezi finished the last three heights on his own and was going for the games record only to be deterred by the incesent rains in Maseru and he would stop at 1.65m.
The relays teams both the boys and girls 4x100M managed to grab silver medals in their respective races while Naomi Musindo picked up a bronze medal in the girls shot put after achieving a personal best throw of 10.39 metres.
In volleyball boys finals, Zimbabwe settled for a silver medal after going down 3 nil to Botswana.
The Zimbabwean boys played without reserves after four players from their camp were placed in isolation.
The tennis team finals would not be played due to a wet court and they have been moved to this Sunday with Zimbabwe guaranteed of a medal.
Team Zimbabwe has 47 medals and currently stands in fourth place behind, South Africa, Zambia and Botswana.