BMX star Gore rewarded

ZIMBABWE’s rising BMX rider Emmanuel Gore has been rewarded for his recent form after he was included in Team Zimbabwe for the 2019 World BMX Championships scheduled for Belgium in July later this year.

The nine-year-old, Grade Five student, who races for Pedal Furry, is currently enjoying a fine run and claimed three silver medals during the first round of the 2019 SA National Age Group Series (Nag) at Germiston BMX Club in Johannesburg, South Africa last month.

It was a fitting achievement for Gore, who prior to the race was not given a chance against his more illustrious opponents from South Africa where he was expected to be swept away in the 10-year old expert category.

In fact, Gore was unlucky not to bring home the gold medal had he not suffered a crash in the final lap due to some dirty racing from his rivals.

Last weekend, he was back on the track at the inter-provincials in Bulawayo where he swept to victory in the same category claiming three gold medals.

His performances did not go unnoticed as he was selected in the 15-member team of riders to represent the country on the world stage in July.

Emmanuel is joined by his siblings Enoch and Joanna, who also made the cut for the international competition much to the delight of their mother Ashleigh.

“I’m so excited. Having the three of them in the team is just a testament of how much work they are putting in the sport. I hope they keep on working hard going forward,” she said.

Also to make the grade for the 2019 Belgium 2019 World BMX Championships are Willems Krause, Emmanuel Kagande, Sophia Colleen, Marcus Nascimento, Tawanda Marova, Brendan Muaguire, Josh Doolabh, Tariq Shelton among others.

Meanwhile, four-year-old rider Mambo Kabasa announced himself on the big stage with gold and two silver medals at the inter-provincials in Bulawayo last weekend.
Mambo’s exploits came hardly on the heels of another scintillating performance in South Africa where he bagged a gold medal.  

Full Team for Belgium: Liam Nel, Willems Krause, Emmanuel Kagande, Sophia Colleen, Joanna Gore, Kai Williams, Marcus Nascimento, Tawanda Marova, Brendan Muaguire, Josh Doolabh, Tariq Shelton, Jayden Muzinda, Emmanuel Gore, Spencer Muchamira, Enoch Gore.

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