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Zimbabwean Swimming Fans Still Hopeful Kirsty Coventry Can Land Gold

Zimbabwean swimming star Kirsty Coventry set a new Olympic record Thursday in a preliminary heat of the women's 200-meter backstroke, encouraging her supporters who hope she will yet claim a gold medal after winning three silvers medallions in Beijing competition.

Zimbabwean paralympian Elliot Mujaji told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that fans should not write Coventry off for gold just yet.

Elsewhere, Dynamos fans in Egypt were looking for a win against Egyptian league champions Al Ahly in an African Champions League mini-league match Sunday in Cairo despite the absence of key players including Desmond Maringwa, who was mourning the loss of his father.

Dynamos fan Matilda Mahlalela said she hopes striker Murape Murape and inspirational player Edward Sadomba can lead the team to victory on Sunday.

More reports from VOA's Studio7 for Zimbabwe...