Articles tagged 'athletics'

Norest's mother finds rest at last 22 April 2018 HARARE - It was by no means a coincidence that Christina Mashongera named her son Norest — it had all to do with his birth and his poor health, a tiny little baby who often got sick much to the anguish of his parents as they never thought anything good would come out from such a weakling. Part...
After Comrades, Muzhingi dreams big 1 April 2018 HARARE - After gaining international recognition as an ultra-marathon runner, Stephen Muzhingi now wants to offer a bridge for other young Zimbabwean athletes. However, Muzhingi's road to the top was not smooth sailing. He had tried to make a name through running in his own country, but his...
Muderedzi: The 80s, 90s super sprinter 6 November 2017 HARARE - Growing up as a kid in Torwood, in the mining town of Redcliff, Kwekwe I learnt how to play football at an early age as this was part of the community responsibility of Ziscosteel company where my father used to work. While other young boys my age could be seen chasing wild cats which...
Nyahora upbeat at World Champs 5 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe marathon runner Rutendo Nyahora is under no illusion at the weight of expectation as she makes her first appearance at the IAAF World Championships that began yesterday in London. Nyahora is part of a five-member Zimbabwe team of marathon runners that is in London to compete ...
Chidzivo: Boxer, marathon runner in one 2 August 2017 HARARE - While at school she was pugnacious and an unwilling marathon runner, today, thanks to Zimbabwe’s long-distance runner Collen Makaza’s persistence — Fortunate Chidzivo — is at home in both boxing and long-distance running. The 30-year-old, like a few before her, got into the sport by a...
Bulawayo hosts JM Busha second leg 11 March 2017 HARARE - JM Busha 54 Races country representative Vimbai Zinyama said they are expecting an even bigger event when the second leg of the triangular race series gets underway this morning at White City Stadium in Bulawayo. The first leg was held in Harare last month with more than 400 athletes ...
Huge turnout at JM Busha meet 4 March 2017 HARARE - The National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) vice president Enias Nhoro is convinced the JM Busha 54 Races will soon become one of the country’s biggest sporting calendar event as more than 400 athletes took part in the inaugural competition at the weekend. The JM Busha 54 Ra...
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...
Athletics clubs appeal to Hlongwane 2 June 2016 HARARE - Three suspended athletics clubs have appealed to Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane (pictured) in their duel against the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) and the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz). Chabs Athletics, World Stars and Taflow Club all from Bindura wer...
Nestle boost for primary school athletics 2 March 2016 HARARE - Nestle Zimbabwe has unveiled the 2016 Healthy Kids Athletics and PE competitions in a bid to help primary school children live a healthy lifestyle through physical activities and a balanced diet. Healthy Kids Programmes is Nestle's global initiative for Creating Shared Value focused o...
Zimwara eyes Rio 2016 15 August 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean sprinter Francis Zimwara (pictured) has set his sights on qualifying for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics when he takes part in next month’s All-Africa Games. The former Ziscosteel athlete was forced to watch the 2012 London Games on television after missing out on the qual...
World at Vambe's feet 20 April 2015 HARARE - Although sprinter, Itai Vambe is flattered by comparisons with United States-based track star Ngonidzashe Makusha, the 21-year-old is determined to write his own piece of history. The former Chindunduma High School student has been sprinting past runners from a tender age, and that is...
Makaza's encounter with a legend 12 April 2015 HARARE - Meeting long-distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia was a far-fetched dream for Collen Makaza. That all changed two weeks ago when the Zimbabwean found himself wrapped up in the arms the two-time Olympic Gold medalist at the finish line of the Two Oceans Marathon in So...
Mada wins silver at Africa Champs 13 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's triple jumper Brian Mada emerged as the only bright spark of the country’s campaign at the 12 edition of the CAA Junior Athletics Championship in the Ethiopian capital of Adis Ababa. Mada won silver with a 15,30 metres jump on Saturday to register Zimbabwe’s only medal at t...
PE, Arundel retain Sprint Challenge titles 3 March 2015 HARARE - Prince Edward and Arundel Schools emerged as the victors of the annual PE Sprint Challenge on Wednesday afternoon. The result saw them retaining the titles they won last year. The hosts were the toast in the boys' Sprint Challenge category, finishing on 184 points followed by Peter...
Paul Madzivire targets ACC 16 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean athlete, Paul Madzivire is hoping to make a strong come back from injury at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) track and field championships at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the United States scheduled for this month. Madzivire, who is a student at the Florida State Un...
Naph set dates for competitions 11 February 2015 HARARE - The National Association of Primary School Heads (Naph) has set dates for their provincial and national athletics competitions. Midlands Province will get the ball rolling when they host their meet at Gokwe Centre on February 20 with Mashonaland Central Province hosting their event on...
I can become great, says rising sprint star 23 December 2014 HARARE - One of Zimbabwe's emerging sprinters, Munashe Hove, believes he can subjugate monetary challenges to become a world-class athlete in the form of American icon Michael Johnson. 20-year-old Hove, who specialises in the 400m race, is now eyeing a place at the next All-Africa Games, World...
Madzivire dreams big 16 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean athlete Paul Madzivire is hoping to qualify for the next IAAF World Championships and Olympic Games in addition to reaching the top 20 of the world’s long jumpers rankings.  Madzivire, who is a Florida State University State (FSU) fourth-year student, has made impressive pe...
Mudzinganyama qualifies for Four Minute Mile 25 April 2014 BULAWAYO - South Africa-based Givemore Mudzinganyama became the 25th athlete to qualify for this year’s edition of the ZITF Coca Cola Four Minute Mile at Wednesday’s qualifying event held at Gifford High School. Mudzinganyama qualified with a time of 4:30:17 and was the only athlete among the ...
Nyongani relives time with Pistorius 22 April 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean athlete Talkmore Nyongani, who trained Oscar Pistorius in the build up to the blade runner's 2012 London Olympic participation – says he is saddened by the tragic turn of events in the life of the South African champion sprinter – who is being charged with the murder of his gi...
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 ...
Madzivire makes waves in US 9 April 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean athlete Paul Madzivire continues to shine at after he finished second in the long jump during the Crimson Tide Invitational tournament at Sam Bailey Stadium in the US at the weekend. Madzivire, who is a Florida State University State (FSU) fourth-year economics student, finis...
Mash East retains Nash athletics title 24 March 2014 HARARE - Mashonaland East Province retained the Nash National Athletics Championship title for the fourth year running after coming out tops at this year's meet at the Peterhouse College in Marondera last Friday. Mashonaland East finished with 64 medals - 30 gold, 17 silver and 17 bronze to de...
Private colleges in athletics meet 12 March 2014 HARARE - Twenty private colleges are set to converge at the National Sports Stadium today for the Glen View-Mufakose District athletics meet. Some of the colleges that will compete this afternoon include Royal College, Dethel, Trown, Reliance and Unique. The other colleges set to grace the ...