Zimbabwe's Coventry To Take Part In 2012 Olympics

Zimbabwe Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer, Robert Mutsauki revealed that he spoke to Coventry and the swimmer confirmed she would take part in the London Olympics – probably her last having participated at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games and with distinction.

Mutsauki said Coventry hinted she will not take part in all the four events she participated in the 2004 and 2008 games but would reduce the number of events. Coventry usually takes part in the 100 and 200 metre backstroke as well as the 200 and 400 metre Individual Medley.

She is likely to retain the 100 and 200 metre backstroke at the London Olympics which happen to be her best events. She holds the world record for the 200 metre backstroke.

She won four medals at the 2004 Games and three at the 2008 Games.

She, however, is likely to retain the 100 and 200 metre backstroke which happen to be her best events. She holds the world record for the 200 metre backstroke.

At the world champions in Rome in 2009, Coventry won a gold and a silver medal in the 200 metre backstroke and the 400 metre Individual Medley.

Mutsauki said they were hoping that Coventry would continue her good form and other medals to the seven she has already won for the country. Apart from Coventry, only the Zimbabwe women’s hockey team has won Zimbabwe a medal.

Mutsauki also revealed that they have short listed long jumper Ngonidzashe Makusha for the same London Olympic Games.