Zim BMX riders shine in SA

HARARE - The Zimbabwe team that recently returned from the African continental Championships held in Giba Gorge Durban South Africa brought home a bronze medal and earned the country some UCI points.

A team of 12 riders made the trip and these include Elite riders Scott Donaldson, Anthony Timothy, Simon Martin and Tawanda Marova.

In the juniors category the country was represented by six-year-old world champion Rebekah Oberholzer, seven-year-old Nathan Horner and 2010 champion Tyla Donaldson (12).

Dan Johnson (11), who is the current world number seven in the cruiser class together with Campbell Wright were the other members of the team.

Zimbabwe Cyclists Union (ZCU) president Andrew Donaldson expressed satisfaction over the performance of the team.

“There were three qualifying rounds in which our riders had to finish in the top four of each round to progress,” said Donaldson.

“This saw Scot Donaldson and Tawanda Marova line up against six other riders in the medal race. Scott finished with a commendable bronze medal in the junior elite category while Marova just missed out on a podium finish gaining fourth place.

“Both of these riders must be thanked and congratulated on earning Zimbabwe some very important UCI points.

“I must also thank other riders for their efforts and hard work they put in place into this cause.”

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