Zim Swimmer Shines at World Championships

Zimbabwean swimmers Donata Katai and Liam O’Hara managed to produce good results at the 16th International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Swimming Championships at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Melbourne Australia.

The swimmers Donata and Liam set new personal best times in the 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley events respectively.

Donata finished her race in 1.01.85, while O’Hara set a new national record of 2.04.90.

The championships, which started will end on December 18 with top swimmers battling it out for medals.

Going into these championships, coach Masi Takaedza set his sights on helping the athletes on improving personal best times and has already achieved on that front.

Donata also recently participated at the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Games in Lilongwe, Malawi, which helped her to prepare for the global meet.

Nomvula Mjimba is also taking part in the 50M Freestyle and Davis will take part in the 200M Breaststroke.

Australia was given the hosting rights for this edition after the initial hosts whilst Russia was stripped off the rights to be the host nation.

Charmaine Brown

Charmaine Brown is 27 years old, media personnel. She studied Media and Society Studies (2017-2020) at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. Charmaine had an internship at The Herald and presently is an entertainment journalist for My Afrika Magazine. She currently lives in Harare.

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