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SEMENYA SHINES IN RABAT

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RABAT. — South Africa’s Caster Semenya won the 800m at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco — the first to be held in Africa on Sunday. Semenya (25) — who underwent gender testing after winning gold at the 2009 World Championship — coasted home in one minute 56,64 seconds — the fastest time in the world this year. Semenya ...

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ZIM PARALYMPICS TARGET BERLIN GRAND PRIX

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A penultimate Paralympics qualifier event — the Berlin Grand Prix — has been slated for July 16 and 17 in the German capital. By Munyaradzi Madzokere – The Standard Only two athletes, Shepherd Gumede and Laina Sithole, have so far met the qualifying standards after excelling at the African Games in Congo Brazzaville last year. ZNPC is awaiting confirmation from ...

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TANGANDA TEA HALF MARATHON DATE SET

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The race, which attracts athletes from other countries, is expected to grow this year, with the sponsors having poured $15 000 last year.By Kenneth Nyangani – Newsday Manicaland Athletics Board chairman, Joshua Matume confirmed the development yesterday, saying that the preparations were going on smoothly. “I am glad to announce that the Tanganda half-marathon has been set for the 26th ...

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BOLT CONCERNED AT POSITIVE DRUG TEST REVEALED FROM OLYMPICS

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Usain Bolt has expressed his disappointment in the new doping results from the 2008 Olympic Games but believes Wada is doing a good job in catching the cheats. By Sean Ingle andOwen Gibson Usain Bolt has said that the announcement that 31 athletes from the 2008 Olympics have tested positive for banned substances after their samples were re-examined is “really bad news” – ...

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HAZ PRESIDENT TO COMPETE IN VIC FALLS MARATHON

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HOCKEY Association of Zimbabwe president Humphrey Chigwedere will this year take part in the Victoria Falls Marathon, which will be held in the resort town on July 3, in an effort to raise $120 000 for the under-21 team’s junior World Cup in Chile. BY THANDIWE MOYO – NEWSDAY The Junior World Cup will be held in Santiago from November ...

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RIO 2016 OLYMPICS : BOLT EYES TRIPLE THREE-PEAT

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Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has said he aims to crown his legacy with an unprecedented Olympic three-peat by winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay for the third games in a row in Rio de Janeiro, and will aim to top that off by running the first sub-19 seconds time ever. By Adam Justice Appearing in Midtown Manhattan on 19 April ...

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NYAHORA FOR RIO

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ZIMBABWEAN long distance runner, Rutendo Nyahora completed a successful weekend for local athletes by qualifying for the Rio Olympic Games in the women’s marathon in cold and windy conditions at the Vienna City Marathon in Austria on Sunday.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 27-year-old Pretoria-based athlete, who was competing in her maiden international marathon, finished a commendable ninth in a time of ...

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MVUMVURE BOOKS RIO OLYMPICS TICKET

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United States-based sprinter Gabriel Mvumvure became the first Zimbabwean track and field athlete to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games after achieving an Olympic qualifying time on his way to winning the 100m at the Battle on the Bayou meet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 27-year-old, who was in his first competitive race ...

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OLYMPICS HOPEFUL NDLOVU WINS IN MAURITIUS

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SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean athlete Rodwell Ndlovu got his season off to a fine start, winning the men’s 400m race at the Mauritius International Meet in Reduit, Mauritius, on Monday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Running against a strong headwind in his first international race of the season, Ndlovu, who graduated with a BA at the University of Western Cape in South Africa ...

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MUTUMBARE WINS PPC MATOPOS RACE

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 AIRFORCE of Zimbabwe long distance athlete Peter Mutumbare powered to the finish line of the PPC Matopos 33 Miler in 3 hours 12 minutes 10 seconds, beating a strong field of athletes. BY THANDIWE MOYO Peter Mutumbare (left) and Oliver Kandiero during the Matopos 33 Miler yesterday This was the second time that Mutumbare participated in the PPC Marathon, where ...

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