Swimmers eye medals
Published On May 3, 2014 » 2140 Views» By Administrator Times » Others, Sports
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THE Zambia Amateur Swimming Union (ZASU) has now shifted attention towards winning medals at the forthcoming All Africa Youth Games following a successful outing in Uganda, where the swimmers minted 30 medals.
ZASU secretary Nicola Sharpe-Phiri said in an interview yesterday that the union was hoping for another successful outing during the Africa Youth Games slated for Gaborone, Botswana from May 23 to 29.
With Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili demanding for medals from the Botswana-bound teams, Phiri said the swimmers were targeting glory, having won 30 medals at the CANA Zone Three and Four Championships held in Uganda.
She said the union was still craving for more glory from the swimmers ahead of the Youth Games and was also looking forward for an improved performance from the athletes.
Phiri said the Botswana outing was very important for ZASU as it presented an opportunity for swimmers to earn qualification spots at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics billed for China in August.
“Our swimmers did extremely well at the CANA championship in Uganda and we would
like to win more medals in Botswana but what is important is for the swimmers to earn qualifying slots for the youth Olympics in China,” Phiri said.
National record holder Tilka Paljk, Ralph Goveia, Alex Axiotis and Kumaren Naidu are part of the Zambian team going for the Youth Games.

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