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DRAG RACING SEASON READY TO RUMBLE

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AFTER a six-month break due in part to the rainy season and the recent re-surfacing at the venue, the 2016 Telecel Drag racing season finally roars to life at Donnybrook Raceway next Sunday. Source – The Standard Last year, the drag racing series scaled some historic heights in terms of competitor and spectator numbers. LED display boards showing run times ...

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ZIM KARATEKAS OFF TO JAPAN

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HARARE – Zimbabwe karatekas are today set to leave for the 47th All Japan Karate tournament in Shizuoka City. By Austin Karonga – Daily News A four-member team comprising winner of the first international Kyokushinkaikan tourney in Tokyo, Japan in 2009 and fourth place finisher in last year’s All Japan competition Sensei Samson Muripo. The other fighters in the squad ...

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CHANAKIRA SHINES IN AUSSIE CONTEST

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HARARE – Zimbabwean fitness figure bodybuilder Teurai Chanakira won a bronze medal at the Melbourne Regional Bodybuilding Contest in Australia at the weekend. By Austin Karonga The 35-year-old won gold in the 30+ division before claiming bronze in the overall women line-up. A personal fitness trainer by profession, Chanakira started her bodybuilding career two years ago and has also won ...

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ZIM NAME FIRST EVER PARA-ROWING SQUAD

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THE Rowing Association of Zimbabwe (RAZ) has announced their first-ever para-rowing set to participate at the Rio Paralympic Games Qualification Regatta to be held in Gavirate, Italy, from April 21 to 23. BY FREEMAN MAKOPA RAZ chairman Miles Trustham yesterday told NewsDay Sport he expected a good performance from the selected team. “We are really grateful to announce the athletes ...

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ZIM CYCLISTS SHINE IN LESOTHO

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HARARE – Zimbabwe’s top mountain bikers held their own during the Africa Continental Championships held in Lesotho at the Afriski Resort. By Farayi Machamire The week of racing took place from March 29 to April 3, with the country’s mountain bikers shrugging off stiff competition to leave a mark at the Confederation of African Cycling and Federation of Cycling Lesotho ...

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MIDLANDS DOMINATE SENIOR MEN BODYBUILDING AGAIN

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Mr and Ms Novice 2016 has 5 bodybuilding and fitness divisions, 6 powerlifting divisions and 2 strength and Fitness challenge divisions. Bodybuilding and fitness have senior men bodybuilding, junior men under 21 bodybuilding, Men’s fitness, Women figure fitness and wheelchair men bodybuilding. The event started with Powerlifting has bench press, squats and deadlifts for both men and women. At this ...

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BASEBALL ASSOCIATION CRIES FOUL

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In July 2014, it was reported that Mutendi High School in Masvingo received $20 000 worth of baseball equipment from the United States of America-based well-wisher Bart Bracher. BY FORTUNE MBELE Two years down the line, the Zimbabwe Baseball Association (ZBA) claims the equipment that reportedly included baseball bats, helmets, balls, catchers’ kits, base plates, snickers, gloves, collapsible screens and ...

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BODYBUILDING SEASON GETS UNDERWAY

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HARARE – The 2016 local bodybuilding season commences with the Mr and Ms Novice contest scheduled for Longchen Plaza in Harare this Saturday. By Austin Karonga The contest solely reserved for beginners is set to feature five bodybuilding and fitness divisions, six power-lifting divisions and two strength and fitness challenge competitions. A total of eight provinces have confirmed their participation ...

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MABVUKU JUDOKAS WIN BIG

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HARARE – Mabvuku-based judokas George Tsvande and Charlene Nyamutsita were the big winners at the inaugural Japanese Ambassador Judo Cup held at Hartman House in Harare at the weekend. By Austin Karonga Tsvande was crowned the overall Ambassadors’ Cup champion while Nyamutsita won the best Ippon award (boxing equivalent of a knockout). “It’s a great feeling and honour to win ...

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MADZIMBAMUTO WINS GOLD IN SOUTH AFRICA

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HARARE – Karateka Tungamirai Madzimbamuto was the toast of the Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) delegation after winning a gold medal at the 5th Matlosana Cup in Klerksdorp, South Africa over the weekend. By Austin Karonga The Zimbabwe delegation travelled by road to South Africa but managed to shake off the fatigue caused by the long journey to win five medals. ...

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