as happy with the strides made by the athlete and he should now aim for an A standard.
“I think the time is probably his personal best although that has to be clarified. The time should also be the best for a Zimbabwean, maybe in the last 10 to 15
years, and the athlete now needs to shed 0,8seconds to progress,” said Chauke.
Records from the IAAF state that Nyasango’s previous best in the 10,000m was 28mins. 43,7sec in Burjassot, Spain in March 2004.
Sables out of Cup
ZIMBABWE ‘S Young Sables will not play in next year’s IRB Under-19 World Cup after losing 23-20 to old nemesis Namibia last week.
The young Zimbabwe outfit fell to a last-minute drop goal in Kampala, Uganda in a match they needed to win to qualify for their third youth World Cup. They had done well in the week, to beat North Africans Morocco and Tunisia.
The Namibians were a different kettle of fish as they stood up to the more skilful Zimbabweans, especially in the pack where they played a disciplined game and kept the ball tightly within their strike.
Despite failing to qualify for the World Cup, the country’s rugby future looks bright. Sports experts this week said blending the current young Sables team with the senior team, coupled with motivation, more friendly matches with established teams, and investment in the sport would make more polished side.
5 athletes to Osaka
ZIMBABWE will be represented by five athletes at the 11th IAAF World Championships to be held in Osaka, Japan later this month.
The five-member Zimbabwean team announced by the National Athletics Association of
Zimbabwe will have four male athletes and one female. Tabitha Tsatsa is the only female athlete in the team and will take part in the 42km race at the championships to be held from 25 August 2 September.
The other four athletes are Mike Fokorani who will take part in the marathon, Lewis Banda and Talkmore Nyongani in the 400m race, and Brian Dzingai in the 200m event. Tendai Tagara is the coach.
The men’s 4x400m relay team and the men’s 4x100m relay team will not be taking part after failing to qualify.