Malawi athletes shine in Zambia

Four Malawian athletes who went to take part in the “All Comers Tournament” in Lusaka, Zambia last Saturday, have made Malawi proud by doing well in the competition.

Athletes preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The four who are Stain Lifa, Gift Kawale, Mercy Malembo and Asimenye Simwaka, were in camp for a month before leaving for Zambia and are expected to be exposed to further competitions before going for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) ferried the athletes to Zambia where they competed in 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres, 1500 metres, 5000 metres and 10000 metres races. Other countries like Zimbabwe and DR Congo were also in attendance.

General Secretary for the Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM), Frank Chitembeya, feels if well supported, the athletes could do well at the Olympic Games in Japan.

“We need to encourage them. They have shown that they can do well. We thank the Malawi Olympic Committee for preparing the athletes well. They should continue supporting these athletes. Companies should come in to support the Malawi Olympic Committee so that we produce better athletes as a nation,” Chitembeya said.

Speaking to Nyasa Times, Asimenye Simwaka, who also plays for the Malawi Women’s Football Team as a striker, said the Zambia experience was quite thrilling and encouraging.

“We feel very much encouraged. What we need is just to be focused and if we are well supported we can represent the country well anywhere,” said Simwaka.

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William
William
4 months ago

We need them in the next competition

Andy V Byers
Andy V Byers
4 months ago

I love athletics, but just saying “Done well” or “expect them do well in the Olympics” is not what we want.

Times – how fast did they run?
Times – is that better than their personal best?
Times – did they get close to the Malawian national record or African record?
Times – What is the Olympic qualifying time?
Events – what events did which athletes compete in?
Describe the action – did they lead from start to finish? Did they win a tight sprint finish?

Thanks AVB

Lopo
Lopo
4 months ago
Reply to  Andy V Byers

Eti kungoti they did well

Wakwao
Wakwao
4 months ago

Tell us more about how well they have done in the competition. it is not enough just to say they have done us proud.

W. Sangala
W. Sangala
4 months ago

Well done lets get support from companies to get more competitors in Athletics

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