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
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Sports Media organisation, Kyros Sports, wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning:
Donata Katai!!! Remember the name!!!
— Kyros Sports (@kyrossports) March 23, 2019