Articles tagged 'olympics'

Mighty Warriors' ghost haunts Hlongwane 31 January 2017 HARARE - Treatment of the country's senior women's soccer team before and after their appearance at both the Rio Olympics in Brazil and the Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) in Cameroon last year has come back to haunt Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane. Legislators concerned with the welfa...
Bodybuilding for Tokyo Olympics 17 November 2016 HARARE - Bodybuilding is now a recognised Olympic sport and is set for its maiden appearance at the next Games to be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. The sport will be participated through the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) and will be called the Games Classic Bodybui...
Chawafambira aims for Tokyo 2020 17 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's junior tennis ace Pauline Chawafambira, who captured the singles title in the Gold Draw at the Purdue Invitational tournament in Indiana on Sunday, reckons she can push further. Plucked from the Mutare-based Mantas Tennis Academy, Chawafambira has been enjoying a good run a...
Hard work pays off: Nyasango 22 August 2016 HARARE - If things had gone to plan for Cuthbert Nyasango, the Rio Olympic Games might have witnessed the rivalry of a husband and wife. It would have been a rare treat to have a couple represent Zimbabwe at the quadrennial global sporting extravaganza. Cuthbert and his wife Faith have main...
Bolt jogs through 200m heats as Tsumba flops 17 August 2016 HARARE - Usain Bolt took another step in his quest for an unprecedented sprint “triple triple” when he safely negotiated the first round of the 200m yesteday. Bolt won a third successive 100m title on Sunday to set up his bid to repeat his haul of three gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4x100m r...
Nyahora finishes 92nd in Rio marathon 16 August 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwean long-distance runner Rutendo Nyahora finished in 92nd place out of 157 runners during the women’s Olympic Games marathon in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. Nyahora clocked a time of 2:47:32 some 23 minutes and 28 seconds behind race winner Jemima Sumgong of Kenya, who won the gol...
Mighty Warriors global appeal 11 August 2016 HARARE - Although they heavily lost their entire group matches at the Rio Olympic Games, the Mighty Warriors definitely won many admirers. The aggregate scoreline in the all three of the Zimbabwe national women's football side was 15-3 but that did not stop the side from leaving an indelible m...
Mighty Warriors target knockout stage 19 July 2016 HARARE - Mighty Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi says his main priority is to see that his side progresses to the knock-out stages of the Rio Olympic Games next month. Zimbabwe have been drawn in a very tough Group F which also comprises Canada, Germany and Australia for the tournament which kic...
Zim Olympians in Zika fear 18 July 2016 DURBAN - As most leading sportspersons boycott the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to the Zika virus, it seems Zimbabwean athletes going to Brazil are in the dark about the epidemic. Dozens of world-renowned sportspersons have pulled out of the global event that begins on August 5 in the B...
Cooke finishes second in SA 28 April 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's lone decathlete Keegan Cooke got himself back in contention for a spot at the Rio Olympic Games after a good outing at the South African Championships in Stellenbosch. Cooke finished second in the event which puts him in good stead ahead of the 2016 Africa Championships to ...
Tough draw for Mighty Warriors 15 April 2016 HARARE - The Mighty Warriors were placed in a tough Group F when the draw for the 2016 Olympic Games was conducted in Brazil yesterday. Shadreck Mlauzi would have to contend with women’s football powerhouses Canada, Germany and Australia when the tournament starts on August 3. [GoogleAd] ...
Mighty Warriors preps on course 25 February 2016 HARARE - Mighty Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi says his team still has some work to do ahead of their African Women Championships qualifier next month. The Mighty Warriors trooped into camp last week as they prepare for both the African Women Championships qualifier next month against Tanzania...
Consolation for Leitao 17 November 2015 HARARE - There was scant consolation for the Zimbabwe Sevens rugby side following their failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games after captain Jacques Leitao was named Player of the Tournament. The Cheetahs narrowly lost out of qualification for next year’s showpiece after losing 19-17 to...
Nyongani's Rio 2016 dream 2 October 2015 HARARE - Two-time Zimbabwe Olympian sprinter Young Talkmore Nyongani is eager to use next year’s Rio Olympics to make a grand exit from his glittering career but it may remain a dream due to lack of preparatory funds. Nyongani last scaled dizzy heights at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin...
Injuries ravage Young Warriors ahead of SA tie 15 July 2015 HARARE - Injuries to six key players have marred Zimbabwe’s preparations for Sunday’s first leg clash against South Africa in the Africa Under-23 Championship final qualifier at Rufaro Stadium. The Young Warriors commenced their preparations at Gwanzura Stadium yesterday with coach Calisto Pas...
Young Warriors squad named 12 July 2015 HARARE - Mamelodi Sundowns winger Kuda Mahachi headlines a strong cast of a Young Warriors squad that will face South Africa in the 2016 Olympic Games qualifier. The Zimbabwe Under-23 side will host South Africa next weekend at Rufaro Stadium for a first round, first leg assignment with the re...
Kirsty sets up swimming academy 12 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean swimming sensation Kirsty Coventry has established Academy in an effort to save lives from drowning. Coventry, who is currently making a coming back in the United States, made the announcement through her Facebook page yesterday. “I am very pleased to officially announce...
Working Out with Coach Mitch 17 December 2014 HARARE - The first recorded Olympic Games was in 776BC and ever since Olympians have resided at the tip of the sporting iceberg and they are quite simply the best at what they do. They represent the pinnacle of human ability when it comes to sport and they are exceedingly good at it. If Team M...
Let's prepare for Rio 2016 5 July 2014 HARARE - The 2016 Rio Olympic Games seem far long away as there is still some two years to go before the competition roars into life. This is probably the notion in the minds of most administrators running the various Zimbabwe sports organisations that are hoping to have athletes competing in ...
Kirsty announced official Econet Ambassador 4 July 2014 HARARE - Kirsty Coventry, who is gunning to compete in her fifth Olympic Games in 2016, yesterday received a major boost after being made brand ambassador for giant telecommunications company, Econet. The telecommunications giant said it was an honour to partner one of the most decorated femal...
I was never free - Nyongani 19 April 2014 HARARE - Two-time Zimbabwe Olympian sprinter Young Talkmore Nyongani still bears emotional scars over the treatment he received from the Zimbabwe athletics governing body (Naaz) due to his roots. The Millennium Athletics Academy (MAA) product says he felt like an outsider to a system that was ...