By ZBC Reporter
TEAM Zimbabwe added 3 more medals to bring their tally to 8 in the athletics events at the Pan Africa Games at the International Stadium, in Cairo, Egypt.
Barbra Njovo added another Gold with a spectacular dash in the 200m, ending the games with 2 golds after comfortably winning the 100m yesterday.
Kadoma based Cleo Mero pulled strongly in the last 50m to win Bronze in the same race. Njovo lived to her pre-games billing with a starring show that her seen her being the poster girl of the games – appearing on the front page of the games newsletter.
She also seems to be using her experience from the Special Olympics World Games held in Abu Dhabi last year where she won a silver medal, to her advantage.nTeam captain Patience Zvikomborero Mudarikwa was also a podium finisher gallantly winning Silver in her 200m race.
So Zimbabwe has accumulated a total of tommorow will be the final day of action and Zimbabwe will be hoping to add to their tally. Tommorow all Athletes will be taking a Tour of Cairo to visit the Pyramids, The Spinx and possibly a boat cruise on the Nile.
ZIMBABWE has five athletes participating at the first ever Pan African Special Olympics Games being held in Cairo, Egypt from 23 to 31 January.
Cleopatra Mero, Patience Mudarikwa, Mufarowashe Shambira, Barbra Njovo and Lisalobuhle Hleza, who are all taking part in athletics track events are representing Zimbabwe in Egypt while Cheryl Hove is travelling as their coach.
Paul Kaunda, the Special Olympics Zimbabwe national director is leading the Zimbabwean delegation. The first ever Pan Africa Games are being held under the auspices of the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El- Sisi who is the chairman of African Union.
Over 1 000 athletes from 47 African countries with Special Olympics programmes will participate in a competition which will last a week. Athletes will compete in four sporting codes which are athletics, basketball, bocce and football.
Since these are the first ever Pan African Games to be held in Africa, several guests and celebrities will attend, including Special Olympics International chief executive officer Mary Davis and the Egyptian President El-Sisi who will give an address during the opening ceremony.