By Tafadzwa Tichawangana
Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation Kirsty Coventry has praised Triathlon Zimbabwe as the best sporting association in the country.
Coventry was speaking during the awards dinner at the 2020 Bonaqua Triathlon ATU African Cup in Nyanga on Saturday.
“As the Ministry of Sport we have been working with different national sports associations and I can honestly say the triathlon family, you are probably our best.
“It is truly exemplary to come and witness an event that has been run so smoothly and professionally”
“The rest of our national associations can learn from Triathlon Zimbabwe.”
“Thank you to all international athletes for coming to Zimbabwe. It is really special to have you guys in Zimbabwe and our younger athletes will be inspired by you.
“Thank you very much for believing in this tournament and good luck to all of the athletes preparing for Olympics in Tokyo.
“Thank you very much to all our sponsors and next time, my husband and I, are going to train and take part in the event,” said Coventry.
Double Olympian Andreas Salvisberg from Switzerland won the men’s elite race while another Olympian Anastacia Abrosimova from Russia won the women’s elite race.
Zimbabwe’s representatives gave a good account of themselves with Laurelle Brown finishing second in the womens elite race on her first return to Troutbeck in 8 years.
Mathew Denslow finished 7th in the men’s elite after graduating from the juniors for this year’s Bonaqua Troutbeck Triathlon. Denslow says he will be dropping down to the junior Africa cup for the upcoming South African championships.