Zimbabwean swimmer, Donata Katai, came first in her 100 meter backstroke heat in the Aquatics Center in Japan today.
In a message posted on its official Facebook page, the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) said Donata registered her personal best time of 1:02:73.
“Do-na-ta!!!!!!!!! Indeed taking on the world!!! with a new personal best time of 1:02:73. Go Donata Go!!!!”
In her group, India’s Maana Patel came second (1:05:20) and Ince Kimberely of Grenada third (1:10:24).
The best 16 athletes will progress to the semifinals.