Zambian Olympic Runner Improves Own Time, Fails to Progress

Zambian sprinter Chauzje Choosha yesterday managed to improve her personal best at the London 2012 Olympics timing 12:29 seconds from the previous 12:71.

That result, however, was not enough to see Choosha through to the next round of the competition as it was way below other competitors. A wildcard entrant, Choosha, would still have been able to get a medal as her entry was based on an invitation and not qualification.

Choosha was fourth in her 100 metres women’s heats at the Olympic Stadium.
Her entry to the games was a last minute replacement for five-5000 metres runner Toni Wamulwa who bowed out at the last minute due to injury he sustained in a car accident.

Judoka Boas Munyonga, boxer Gilbert Choombe, swimmers Zane Jordan and Jade Howard are the other four Zambians that failed to get passed the preliminary round.

United States-based sprinter will Zambia’s hopes now lie in middle distance runner Prince Mumba and sprinter Gerald Phiri.

Phiri takes to the track on Saturday in the men’s’ 100 meters heats at 11 hours Zambian time, while Mumba will compete in the 800 meters category on Monday.

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