Coventry is one of ten young leaders in Africa on the list. Her profile on the website reads:
Kirsty Coventry has won more individual Olympic medals than any female swimmer in history. She is also Africa’s most successful Olympic athlete. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Coventry won a gold, silver and bronze medal; 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she won a gold and three silver medals. She has also held five world records. She is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and in early 2018, was elected the chairperson of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, the body that represents all Olympic athletes worldwide. Since September 2018, Coventry is the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation in the Cabinet of Zimbabwe.