Young Zim Swimmer, Donata Katai, Breaks Kirsty Coventry Record

Donata Katai, a young swimmer from Mashonaland, has reportedly broken Kirsty Coventry’s backstroke record which she set in 1998. Katai was part of the Zimbabwean team competing at the South Africa National Junior Championships at Kings Park Pool in Durban.

UPDATE: Here is the record set by Donata according to Star FM sports presenter Yvonne Mangunda:

Donata Katai has broken @KirstyCoventry ‘s 100m backstroke African junior record in Durban at junior national swimming championships. Katai, a form 3 student at Gateway High in Harare swam 1 minute 5.6 seconds,taking more than one & a half seconds off Kirsty’s record set in 1998

Sports Media organisation, Kyros Sports, wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning:



Kirsty Coventry

Kirsty Leigh Coventry is a Zimbabwean swimmer and the Minister of Youth, Sports, and Recreation. Kirsty won several medals in recent Olympics over the years. She made history at the Sydney Olympic games by winning several medals and becoming the most successful Zimbabwean athlete at... Read More About Kirsty Coventry

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  1. godfrey chikowore Reply

    Great talents indeed. May the Grace of Our Almighty Lord the God of Abraham be always upon her in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene.

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