Zim youth triathlon team off to SA

Pamela Fulton

Triathlon Zimbabwe youth team coach Pamela Fulton said they utilised the South African Youth Championships and the Junior Africa Cup as a platform for athletes to gain experience at international level.

The event will be held on Sunday in Bloomfontein, South Africa, where nine athletes will be fielded in the Under-13 and Under-15 events.

In an interview with NewsDay Sport, Fulton was confident that the team had had enough preparations and it was all systems go on the big day.

“This is a young team with most athletes travelling on tour for the first time, so it is a learning curve for most of them,” Fulton said.

“These athletes have been training for many months in preparation for this event, so I feel they are all prepared. It is now time to focus on self-belief and mental strength.”

“A team of 16 will depart at lunchtime today for Bloemfontein and Wednesday was spent packing bikes,” Fulton added.

“I asked each athlete to be a proud ambassador of the country, give their best and enjoy the experience.”

The team left the country yesterday and this event is serving as a qualification for the African Championships.

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