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BOOST FOR ZIM ATHLETE

Givemore Mudzinganyama

South Africa based Zimbabwean middle and long-distance runner Givemore Mudzinganyama has landed himself two lucrative sponsorship deals with a top sports goods manufacturing company and a nutritional firm in that country. By Collin Matiza According to Mudzinganyama’s manager, Fungai Matiza, the 27-year-old athlete recently got sponsorship deals with Asics and Cadence Nutrition in South Africa and he was now looking ...

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ZIM ATHLETES WARNED AGAINST DOPING

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HARARE – Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane has advised local athletes to stay away from performance-enhancing drugs. By Austin Karonga Speaking over the weekend at the just-ended Schweppes Troutbeck ATU Triathlon African Cup in Nyanga, the Mberengwa East legislator urged the athletes to embrace the tenets of fair play. “I wish to implore you to strive to do better with each ...

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ST LOUIS STRIKES GOLD AT SCHWEPPES 2016

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HARARE – Mauritius’ Fabienne St Louis and Ayan Beisenbayev of Kazakhstan emerged the 2016 Schweppes Troutbeck ATU Triathlon African Cup winners in their respective women’s and men’s elite category competitions on Saturday. By Austin Karonga St Louis completed an impressive comeback after coming out of the water in last position to win her first gold medal after 11 years of ...

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PPC INCREASES MARATHON SPONSORSHIP

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PPC CEMENT has increased sponsorship for the Matopos 33 Miler from $10 000 to $13 000 to make the country’s only ultra-marathon race more attractive.BY THANDIWE MOYO The 53,097km ultra marathon will be held on April 3, with athletes competing to qualify for Africa’s longest ultra-marathon, the Comrades, in South Africa later this year. “The PPC Matopos 33 Miler marathon ...

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ALL SET FOR CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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All roads will this weekend lead to Morris Depot in Harare, where the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) is set to host the National Cross Country Championships.BY KENNETH NYANGANI The national athletics body is set to select six senior athletes – three from both male and female categories – that will represent Zimbabwe at the prestigious Africa Cross Country ...

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ZIMBABWEAN ATHLETE QUALIFIES FOR OLYMPICS

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ZIMBABWEAN archer, Gavin Sutherland earned an individual Rio Olympic Games quota place at the Federation of African Archery (FAA) Championships held in Windhoek, Namibia, at the weekend.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 36-year-old archer secured one of the five individual berths on offer after reaching the individual recurve quarter-finals, while also finishing with a higher ranking than Ivory Coast’s Rene Kouassi. Should ...

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ZIM NATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE DESPERATE FOR BIG TEAM

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THE success-starved Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee (ZNPC) has stepped up efforts to increase the number of athletes that will represent the country at the Rio Paralympic Games by opening the door to all athletes who feel they have what it takes to compete at the international stage.BY Munyaradzi Madzokere With just two athletes — Laina Sithole and Shepherd Gumede — ...

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TRIPLE JUMP STAR MADA MAKES EARLY IMPRESSION IN US

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HIGHLY-rated Zimbabwean triple and long jumper, Brian Mada looks to have wasted no time in settling in at his new UHIGHLY-rated Zimbabwean triple and long jumper, Brian Mada looks to have wasted no time in settling in at his new United States base, winning his first two competitions for DePaul University recently. By DANIEL NHAKANISO The 19-year-old former St Faith’s ...

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ZOC TARGETS BIGGER GAMES TEAM

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ZIMBABWE is expecting to send its second largest delegation to a Summer Olympic Games since the Moscow 1980 Olympics with a projected team size of 31 athletes for Rio 2016, according to early estimates by the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC). BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Currently, eight athletes – swimming icon Kirsty Coventry, clay target shottist Mike Nicholson, marathon runners Wirimayi Juwawo, ...

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NDLOVU SETS SIGHTS ON RIO OLYMPICS

Pardon Ndlovu

Marathon runner Pardon Ndlovu will use the Chevron Houston Marathon in the United States on Sunday to position himself for qualification at the 2016 Rio Olympics.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Ndhlovu (28) is one of the four local runners who have attained qualification times for the Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro together with Wirimai Juwawo, Cuthbert Nyasango and ...

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