ZAMBIA RECORDS SECOND GOLD AT AUSC REGION 5 YOUTH GAMES
By Henry Chunza and SAEED SIMON BANDA
SWIMMING has earned a second gold for Team Zambia after swimmer Mia Phiri secured and shared a gold medal with a South African swimmer in the 50m freestyle race.
This makes Team Zambia’s medal table increase from nine (9) to eleven (11) as the competition came to a close.
The disqualification from yesterday’s 100m backstroke was overturned and a silver medal was awarded back to Mia Phiri which now brings the total number of Team Zambia’s medals to eleven.
In her heat Mia Phiri clocked 27.68 tying for gold with Jacobs Khwezi of South Africa in the fifth heat.
Team coach Ian Stephenson has applauded ALL his swimmers for a splendid showing from day one.
Stephenson thanked the Government of the Republic of Zambia for the sponsorship of the event.
Zambia came out third in swimming behind South Africa and Zimbabwe. Bagging 1 gold, 3 silvers and 3 bronze.