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Zim athlete reaches Morocco Athletics Championship finals


TALENTED sprinter Francis Zimwara will today compete in the 200m of thecompete in the 200min Marrakech, Morocco.
The Mauritius-based athlete qualified for the finals after coming second in the race heats on Wednesday night.


In qualifying, Zimwara recorded a personal best time of 20,38sec and will be hoping to build on that time as he attempts to rule Africa.

Zimwara is one of only two athletes representing the country at the competition.

The second athlete is South Africa-based Rodwell Ndlovu who crashed out in the 200m semi-finals.

National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) director of coaching and talent identification, Phakamile Lisimati, is with the two in Marrakech.

Naaz president Tendai Tagara yesterday confirmed developments to our sister paper NewsDaySport and said he was hoping Zimwara would get a medal today.

“l am happy because he has achieved his personal best time and we are hoping that he is going to raise our flag high at the championships. He has been consistent throughout the tournament.

“I think from the first round he has been improving on his personal times,” Tagara said.

“We are expecting him to be in the top three. He was attached at the high-performance centre in Mauritius and I think that is helping him a lot.

“It was very unfortunate that Rodwell crashed out in the semi-finals, but we are hoping Zimwara will represent the country well,” he added.

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