Coventry in solid preps for World Champs?

HARARE - Kirsty Coventry got her preparations for next month’s Fina World Championships off to a descent start with some good times at the 28th edition of the International Meeting of Canet en Roussilion in Canet, France over the weekend.

The seven-time Olympic medalist finished third in her favored 100 back, clocking 1:00.64.

She came fourth in the 50m back in a time of 28:51 seconds and fifth in the 200m back in a time of 2:12:19 seconds.

Coventry next heads to the Monaco leg of the Mare Nostrum Series which takes place at the Stade Louis II Swimming Complex this weekend.

The Harare raised swimming star secured a Fina World Championship place with a win in the 200-meter backstroke at the Arena Pro Swim Series Mesa in Arizona, United States back in April.

At the World Championships in Kazan, Coventry will have the chance to measure herself with the best in the world one year out from Rio.

Regarded amongst Africa’s greatest Olympic icons, Coventry believes she can go one better and immortalize her name in the history books as the greatest female swimmer of all-time.

To do this she needs to land Olympic medal No. 8 to add one more medal to the seven Olympic medals she already holds.

Ahead of her fifth Olympiad, Coventry is tied with Hungarian great Krisztina Egerszegi, winner of consecutive gold medals in the 200 backstroke in 1988, 1992 and 1996.

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A shinning beacon in a country dying for light.

Doctor Do little - 10 June 2015

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