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All Eyes on Kirsty Coventry At Rio Olympics

  • Michael Kariati

Zimbabweans have praised swimming sensation Kirsty Coventry for reaching the finals of the 200 meter backstroke swimming competition at the Rio Olympics hoping that she will win one of the three medals up for grabs this evening.

Coventry came in sixth in the semi-finals of the completion yesterday registering a time of 2 minutes 08.83 seconds.

Sports expert Mathias Kufandirimbwa said Coventry should be applauded for a job well done.

“She was competing with people who were about half her age. Considering what she has done recently this was the best. She needs to be applauded,” said Kufandirimbwa.

Football fan Wallace Mawire echoed the same sentiments, noting that he is proud of the Zimbabwean swimmer.

“It was not a bad performance. She is trying to fly our flag high,” said Mawire.
Kufandirimbwa also praised rower Micheen Thorncroft saying she surpassed expectations.

Now to the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League: Action enters its week 19 with second-placed Caps United with the tallest order when they travel to the Colliery for a date with Hwange.

Chipangano rarely lose at home and the Green Machine are aware of that. Caps supporter Misheck Chisaga admits they have a tall order but says as Caps they will do their best to come up with maximum points.

“Hwange they play good football in their backyard. As Caps United we will try to rise to the occasion and keep ourselves in the title race,” said Chisaga.

Top of the table FC Platinum have a relatively easy task at home to Mutare City Rovers.

The rest of the fixtures are as follows:
Ngezi Platinum Stars v How Mine - Baobab
Harare City v Border Strikers - Rufaro
Tsholotsho v Triangle - White City
Chapungu v ZPC Kariba - Ascot

Dynamos v Bulawayo City -Rufaro
Highlandes v Chicken Inn -Barbourfields