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ZIM DOES WELL AT INAUGURAL AUSC REGION 5 AWARDS

Kirsty Coventry

Zimbabwe’s champion swimmer Kirsty Coventry was named Sportswoman of the Year while Farai Machamire was crowned Journalist of the Year. Both the junior male and female Sportsperson of the Year went to Botswana – Baboloki Thebe (athletics) and Naomi Ruele (swimming). Wheelchair tennis player Lucas Sithole was awarded Sportsman of the Year with a Disability. Wheelchair tennis player Lucas Sithole ...

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SA TO HOST INAUGURAL REGIONAL ANNUAL SPORTS AWARDS

Kirsty Coventry

The African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 (www.AUSCRegion5.org.bw), which comprises 10 African States, announced today that it would be celebrating their Inaugural Regional Annual Sports Awards (RASA), at Birchwood Estate in Johannesburg on Saturday 25 June. “This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate sports excellence, reward achievement, stimulate interest in sports, discover new talent and promote development. It also ...

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YER-MAAN MISSES OK GRAND CHALLENGE RACE

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THE highly-anticipated 28th edition of the OK Grand Challenge Grade Two horse race is set for Saturday June 4 at Borrowdale Race Course, but defending champion Yer-Maan will not be part of the cast, as he was not on the final acceptances list released by the organisers at the venue yesterday. BY HENRY MHARA – NEWSDAY The South African-bred Yer-Maan ...

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DONNYBROOK HOSTS TELECEL DRAG RACE

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THERE will be a hive of activities at Donnybrook in Harare this weekend when the home of local motorsport hosts two high profile national events on Saturday and Sunday. BY COLLIN MATIZA – HERALD SPORTS EDITOR Local motorsport enthusiasts are in for a treat this weekend as they are expected to first throng Donnybrook on Saturday to watch the opening ...

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BODYBUILDING TEAM SEEKS SPONSORSHIP

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THE National Federation of Body Building of Zimbabwe (NFBBZ) has taken its begging bowl to the corporate world as they seek resources to finance a local team set to compete at the International Federation of Body Building (IFBB) Arnold Classic Africa slated for May 27-29 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. BY TAFADZWA UFUMELI – NEWSDAY The ...

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WHYTE BOUNCES BACK

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Two-time African motor rally champion, the legendary Jamie Whyte has turned his hand to sponsoring motor racing in Zimbabwe and on May 8 he will bankroll the Jialing Grand Prix at Donnybrook Raceway in Harare. By Collin Matiza Whyte won back-to-back African motor rallying titles in 2009 and 2010, assisted by co-driver Phil “Archie” Archenoul, but they have both since ...

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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

Teurai Chanakira

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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