Zim swimmers off the pace

GABORONE - Zimbabwean swimmers found the going tough on day six of the on-going Africa Youth Games in Botswana’s capital, failing to garner a single medal yesterday.

The closest they came to adding to their medal count was a fourth place finish in the 100m freestyle by Chad Idensohn.

From there Zimbabwe swimmers were nowhere near the top three, finishing eighth in the 4x50m medley relay.

The team comprised Peter Wetzlar, Roxy Brown, Chad Idensohn and Ratidzo Mutangadura.

Chase Onarati sailed through the qualifying heats before eventually bowing out on 8th place in the 400metre freestyle final.

Australian-based Robyn Lee missed out on a bronze medal after finishing fourth in the 100m butterfly.

Lee had earlier finished seventh in the 200m individual medley final.

Meanwhile, South Africa and Egypt are proving to be the Kings and Queens at the Botswana University Aquatics Centre pool with some dominating performances.

South Africa currently lead the swimming medal standings with 14 medals that comprise of seven gold, five silver and two bronzes.

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