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Kirsty Coventry Qualifies for 200 Meter Backstroke Swimming Finals in Brazil

  • Gibbs Dube
  • Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye

Zimbabwe Olympic Swimmer, Kirsty Coventry

Zimbabwe Olympic Swimmer, Kirsty Coventry

Zimbabwean swimming queen Kirsty Coventry has qualified for the 200 meter backstroke finals in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Coventry came sixth in the semi-finals last night clocking a time of 2.08.83 in a competitive race.

Lorna Margaret Riley of the Zimbabwe Swimming Team told Studio 7 soon after Coventry qualified that the Zimbabwean is set to compete in the finals Friday.

“This is a dream come true for both Kirsty and the Zimbabwe team as whole … A real celebration of a career that is envied by swimmers all over the world. To finish her career in an Olympic final is all she wished for,” said Riley.

In a WhatsApp chat, Zimbabwe Olympics press officer, Merit Munzwembiri, was happy that Coventry has qualified for the finals saying everyone is excited about what she has done.

Coventry is one of Africa’s shinning stars after collecting several medals in the Olympics Games and other competitions in the past. She has not yet won any medal in this year in Brazil.