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Africa: Quartet to Symbolize Zim At Africa Triathlon Champs


Ellina Mhlanga — Following the conclusion of the 2023-2024 triathlon season on the weekend, Triathlon Zimbabwe is shifting its focus to the forthcoming Africa Triathlon Championships as a result of happen subsequent month in Hurghada, Egypt.

4 athletes — Andie Kuipers, Rohnan Nicholson, Callum Smith, and Zander Botha — made the reduce for the championships set to run from April 19 to 21.

Nationwide coach Pamela Fulton confirmed the quartet is predicted to symbolize the nation in Egypt.

“4 athletes have certified to compete at Africa Championships Hurghada Egypt in April. At this stage, it seems that 4 athletes will journey, together with Andie Kuipers.

“Within the meantime, Andie has travelled to coach in Switzerland in preparation for the championships.

“Our staff will depart in three weeks to fulfill Andie in Hurghada.

“I’ll keep on in Hurghada to facilitate a junior growth camp on behalf of World Triathlon,” stated Fulton.

Rachel O’Donoghue reduce the championships however won’t be travelling.

Kuipers, Smith, and Nicholson have been a part of Workforce Zimbabwe on the African Video games in Ghana.

As they put together for his or her subsequent task, they are going to be out to construct on the expertise and publicity from the continental multi-sport occasion.

Fulton, who can also be Triathlon Zimbabwe vice-president stated among the main highlights for the season embody being one of many 10 sport codes chosen to be a part of Workforce Zimbabwe for the thirteenth version of the African Video games.

They’ve additionally had among the upcoming athletes reminiscent of Mandlenkosi Mthethwa and Duwan Each attending growth camps.

“It has been a busy season and it is exhausting to imagine it is already full.

“Triathlon was very proud to be chosen by SRC (Sport and Recreation Fee) and Ministry to symbolize Zimbabwe on the thirteenth Africa Video games (in) Accra. Our younger staff consisted of Andie Kuipers, Lorna Doorman, Callum Smith, and Rohnan Nicholson.

“Every athlete raced extremely effectively within the sizzling and humid circumstances. Andie narrowly missed a medal, coming in fourth place.

“This season a few of our athletes have been lucky sufficient to attend Africa Cup occasions linked to camps organised by World Triathlon.

“I travelled with Mandla Mthethwa to Kenya as I used to be facilitating a camp linked to a Growth race. Andie additionally participated and received the woman’s race,” stated Fulton.