Zim swimmers hope to carry momentum


HARARE – Zimbabwe's swimming team concluded the 12th Fina Swimming World Championships in Doha yesterday after recording some commendable times, and are now hoping to carry their form into the African Union Sports Commission (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games.

The six swimmers were expected to arrive in Harare from Doha yesterday and will proceed to Bulawayo for the Games today.

South Africa-based Peter Wetzlar was the star of the team, recording personal bests in all his events.

He continued his good form on Saturday, swimming the 100m freestyle and only narrowly missing out on the going under 50 seconds.

Wetzlar finished with a time of 50.78 seconds, 62nd out of a field of 110 swimmers.

Compatriot Chad Idensohn swum the 100 freestyle on Saturday but found the going tough, finishing 82nd, with a time of 52.07 seconds.

James Lawson concluded the event with personal best times in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 29.02. He finished 59th place in a field of 116 swimmers.

Australia-based Robin Lee of withdrew due to a shoulder injury, but will be hoping to be fit for the Games.

The 2014 edition of the 12th Fina Swimming World Championships welcomed athletes from 160 different countries with Zimbabwe’s four competitors among the over 900 swimmers.

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