By Anashe Murombedzi
ZIMBABWE junior swimmer, Limbikani Kalipenguli got his first silver medal in the 50m freestyle at the ongoing South Africa national junior swimming championships this Monday.
After going five consecutive days participating at the South Africa national junior swimming tournament and failing to achieve podium position, Kalipenguli has finally ended the medal drought and clinched a silver medal in the men’s 5Om freestyle.
The 13-year-old has joined fellow countrymen, Teak Watson in winning a silver medal.
“I feel really excited about winning this medal it gave me confidence that I can do better and now I’m ready for CANA and hope to win another medal,” said Kalipenguli.
In other results, Teak Watson, Tichatonga Makaya and Liam O Hara made their personal best in the men’s 50m free event.
Anje Van progressed to the final and came sixth in the 200m fly, while Jayden de Swardt made a personal best in the 200m backstroke.
In the women’s pool, Donata Katai came 6th in the 50m backstroke final, while Alexis Johnson got her personal in the same contest.
Zimbabwe now holds four medals through Khaya Vimba’s gold and bronze medals, while Watson and Kalipenguli hold a silver medal each.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Swimming team will return home this Tuesday for a send-off ceremony as they depart for Zambia ahead of the Zone iv swimming championships slated to begin this Wednesday.