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Harare Province take lead

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Harare Province look set to retain the Zimbabwe National Youth Games title, having begged four gold, two silver and a bronze medal to go top of the medals log table in the ongoing games in Gwanda.

Harare obtained a gold medal courtesy of Tinashe Mutanga who romped home first in 10,66secs in the boys’ 100m race.

Mutanga was followed by Desmond Makadzange from Manicaland who claimed a silver medal in 11,03secs.

Third was Carry Chivandani, also from Manicaland, who got a bronze medal after crossing the finishing line in 11,12secs.

Harare bagged another gold medal through Takudzwa Mhlanga who leapt a distance of 1,89m in high jump in the boys’ category.

They also got a gold medal in high jump in the girls’ category through Ruvimbo Musere who jumped a distance of 1,65m.

Tashinga Mpofu, also from Harare, got a gold medal as she threw a distance of 27,9m in discus.
In second spot are Mashonaland West with three gold medals and one bronze. They got their gold medals through Jacob Mugomeri who crossed the line in 15 minutes 35,04secs in the boys’ 5 000m race.

Their second gold medal was from Wendy Malinga in the girls’ 100m race. She recorded a time of 12,09secs.

Tatenda Shumba from Mashonaland West got a gold medal, leaping 14,18m in the boys’ triple jump.
Midlands are third on the log standings with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Sithulisiwe Zhou and Francisca Ndlovu came first and second respectively in the girls’ 5 000m race.

Zhou romped home in 18 minutes 12,81secs while Ndlovu followed on 18 minutes 12,88secs.

Masvingo has one gold and one silver medal. Masvingo’s Wellington Varevi was the runner-up in the boy’s 5 000m race in a time of 15 minutes 36,22secs while Marlyn Mataru claimed top spot in shot-putt, throwing a distance of 9,82m.

Matabeleland North are bottom of the log followed by Bulawayo, a rung up.

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