Machakaire Impressed As Zimbabwean Athlete Breaks African Record At World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2021

A Zimbabwean athlete Albert Sigele last week at the 2021 Fazza International World Para-Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai which ran from the 9th to 14th February 2021 set a new record for African Paralympic athletes after finishing a 1500m race in 4 minutes 09 seconds 44 milliseconds.

22-year-old Sigele came third in the race after 2 athletes from Russia Rabotnitskiy Alexander and Sarkeev Parvel came first and second respectively after finishing the race at 3.55.87 and 4.02.27 respectively.

When contacted for comment Deputy Sports Minister Tinoda Machakaire said he was impressed by Sigele’s performance and the performance of the team that went to the games and reiterated that Zimbabwe has tremendous talent.

Sigele also won 2 bronze medals in the 400 meters race and another one for long jump and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for July together with 2 other athletes.

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