Torpedoes mint 13 medals
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By MOSES CHIMFWEMBE –

AMERICAN International School of Lusaka (AIS) Torpedoes captain, Charis Huddle stole the limelight winning eight of the 13 medals for her swimming club during the H2O Spring Cup in Doha, Qatar.
Huddle minted six gold medals in 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m backstroke and two silver medals in 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle respectively at the gala held at the Hamad Aquatic Centre.
Zambia was the only African country at the competition that included teams from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar.
Christina Smit won silver in 100m freestyle while Naested Smit scooped two bronze medals in 400m IM and 200m butterfly with Isam Sepetu winning two bronze medals in 50m breaststroke and 100m butterfly.
Nine national records were smashed at this event of which four were broken by Jade Phiri while the remaining three records were broken by Mia Phiri and one Michael Lillie.
In the under nine category, Jade timed 48.90 in the 50m butterfly, 48.86 in 50m backstroke, 1:48.34 in 100m backstroke, 1:36.01 in 100m freestyle and 3:32.05 in the 200m freestyle, breaking the records previously held by Mia.
Mia also broke three national records after timing 37.31 in 50m butterfly, 33.39 in 50m freestyle, better than the 37.59 and 33.46 records previously held by Emma De Jaeger and she further timed 39.86 in 50m backstroke breaking Shannon Hassen-Weltin’s record that stood 41.10.

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