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PARALYMPICS TEAMS ARRIVE

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PROVINCIAL teams taking part in the Zimbabwe National Paralympic Games in Gwanda are expected to arrive today ahead of the showpiece’s kick-off tomorrow. BY THANDIWE MOYO The games will play out until April 4 with Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko scheduled to officiate at the opening ceremony on Sunday. Local organising committee general manager, Abinel Mseva yesterday confirmed that everything was in ...

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CHIMBARU QUALIFIES FOR IAAF JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

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ARUNDEL School track captain Rutendo Chimbaru has qualified for this year’s IAAF World Junior Championships after running the 400m in 55:06s at last week’s Nash Championships in Mutare. By Lawson Madzivanyika The qualification time for the world competition, to be held in Poland in July this year, is 55:25s. Chimbaru, whose motto is “hard work beats talent when talent fails ...

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FOKORANI WINS TWO OCEANS ULTRA MARATHON

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CAPE TOWN — Zimbabwean Mike Fokoroni won the men’s Two Oceans Ultra Marathon here yesterday in a time of 3 hours 13 minutes and 33 seconds beating out his home boy Collen Makaza (3:14,45) with Motlokoa Nkhabutlane of Lesotho finishing third on 3:16,22. The day started out overcast and rainy, and in the end Fokoroni’s had the slowest winning time ...

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PARALYMPIC GAMES HANG IN THE BALANCE

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THE Zimbabwe National Paralympic Games preparations have been hampered by the non-payment of affiliation fees by the participating provinces with a week to go before the start of the games. BY THANDIWE MOYO The Paralympic Games are scheduled to start on March 31 to April 4 in Gwanda, but none of the participating provinces have paid the fees. “We are ...

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MVUMVURE DISAPPOINTED

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ZIMBABWE’S sole representative at the on-going International Association of Athletics Federation (Iaaf) World Indoor Championships, Gabriel Mvumvure is disappointed after crushing out in the semi-final II of the 60m dash in Portland, Oregon in United States on Friday night. BY Munyaradzi Madzokere The sprinter, who is looking to qualify for Rio Olympic Games later this year finished sixth in the ...

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MVUMVURE CONFIDENT AHEAD OF INDOOR CHAMPS

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UNITED States-based sprinter Gabriel Mvumvure will be Zimbabwe’s sole representative at this year’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships which run from Thursday to Sunday in Portland, Oregon in the United States, as he continues with his preparations towards qualifying for this year’s Rio Olympic Games. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Mvumvure (27), who has enjoyed an impressive start ...

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NESTLE BOOST FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL ATHLETICS

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HARARE – Nestle Zimbabwe has unveiled the 2016 Healthy Kids Athletics and PE competitions in a bid to help primary school children live a healthy lifestyle through physical activities and a balanced diet. By Sports Reporter Healthy Kids Programmes is Nestle’s global initiative for Creating Shared Value focused on nutrition education, health and wellness of children. The competitions will be ...

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BOOST FOR ZIM ATHLETE

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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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