Swimmers add three medals to Zim haul at African Games


Zimbabwe’s swimming team continued their impressive run at the ongoing African Games in Accra, Ghana, after claiming three medals on Tuesday evening.

After his historic gold medal in the men’s 200m backstroke final on Sunday evening, Denilson Cyprianos added a silver medal to his collection after finishing second in the men’s 100m backstroke final.


Swimmer Denilson Cyprianos scoops Zimbabwe’s first African Games gold medal

Zimbabwe’s second medal of the night came from Donata Katai who won bronze in the women’s 100 backstroke final after finishing third in 1.03.77.

The women’s relay team comprising of Katai, Mikyla Makwabarara, Vhenekai Dhemba and Paige Van Der Weisthuizen won bronze in the 4×100m women’s freestyle relay.

Team Zimbabwe now boast four medals which have all been won by the swimming team: one gold, one silver and two bronze.

During the last edition of the African Games held in Morocco Team Zimbabwe came back home with only four medals from the 12 sporting disciplines, where the country was represented.

Zimbabwe is set to add another medal to their haul with the national women’s cricket team set to face neighbours South Africa in the final on Wednesday.


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