Malawi’s Tereza Master breaks national record at Olympics

Malawi’s marathon athlete Tereza Master has made history after breaking the national record in women’s marathon at Rio Olympic Games on Saturday.

Tereza Master- Pic Lucky Mkandawire.

Tereza Master

Master finished the grueling 42.125km event, which is the epitome of the Olympic Games, in 2:48:36 hours on position 98 0ut of 141 athletes who entered the race.

Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) President Oscar Kanjala hailed Master for the feat having entered on solidarity.

“Our flag bearer at Rio 2016 ladies marathon Tereza Master attained position 98 out of 141 entrants. She clocked 2:48:36 hours setting a new record for Malawi,” Kanjala, said in a message posted on his Facebook page.

Apart from breaking the national record Master, who is a product of one of Malawi’s extreme sports events Mulanje Mountain Porters Race, also made another milestone by finishing in the top 10 among African women.

She also managed to beat many athletes who had qualified despite that the Malawian participated on solidarity alongside KefasKasteniChitsala (5000m), swimmers Amara Pinto and Brave Lifa in 50m freestyle and David Arenao in archery.

KasteniChitsala is scheduled to contest on Wednesday in the 5,000m, the last of Malawi’s five-member delegation.

Former Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) President Richard Nyirongo commented on Facebook of the need for supporting such potential athletes.

“We need to support these young people. There is so much potential and energy out there,” Nyirongo said.

Kenyan Jemina Sumgong won the marathon in 2:24:04 hours, Eunice Kirwa of Bahrain finished in 2:24:13 hours to win silver, Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba grabbed bronze in 2:24:30 hours while her compatriot TirfiTesegaye finished fourth in 2:24:47.

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muzitiuza zoona osati pena kunama… kulima filika 13 before wa no. 98 mukuti wa Malawiyo.

Fisi Dausi

Hahaha DPP woyee. Koma Malawi inathadi basi.
By the way kodi ku Olympics nawonso mumayendera quota system?


98! ndiye mwati chani? mulibe manyazi ndithu.


Fellow Malawians, why celebrating mediocrity here? Others are breaking world records and here we are always seeing things from the lowest standards!


Kikikik kikikik!


Mwati nambala khumi mphambu zisanu ndi zitatu (98)???

Ok, congratulations.


Its easy to ridicule her but then how much do we invest in sports. South Africa spent ZAR 78,000,000 on preparation alone and is reaping the benefits. Malawi must stop thinking excellence can come through osmosis we must invest. To make matters worse you have a stupid, tired and foolish Minister of Finance who declared in Parliament that “SPORTS IS NOT A PRIORITY”. With such pronouncements 98 out of 141 is laudable. Elite sports is not mass sports. You reap what you sow.


ZAR 78 000 000 only less than 8 medals only mxim

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