AUSC Region 5 Games Day #4 Roundup

Judo: Gabriel Sipapate of Churchill High School earned Zimbabwe her first gold medal of the AUSC Region 5 Games in the under 100 kg judo event. The team scooped seven medals and placed fourth overall at a one day contest which was held at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF).

Basketball: Zimbabwe’s girls’ basketball team comfortably beat Botswana at the 56-34 at newly installed indoor basketball court at ZITF Hall 3 while the boys’ team outplayed South Africa 62-51 in a more hotly contested match. Tomorrow, Zimbabwe’s boys are set to square-off against Swaziland while the girls face Angola on the basketball courts

Boxing: Zimbabwe boxer Ndodana Ncube lost his semi-final bout by a 2-1 split point decision. Coach Mplisi Moyo saw the bout as a clear win, but the judges ruled otherwise. “When l was watching the match l clearly thought it was a win in his favour but l was surprised when he was denied the win. However we will be vouching for medals in the finals on Wednesday in the finals,” said Moyo. Boxing takes a day off tomorrow as boxers prepare for the finals to be staged tomorrow where Zimbabwe already has three boxers who qualified for the battle.

Athletics: After being postponed while the final touches were being put on the new tartan track installed and painted at White City Stadium, athletics were postponed from a Monday to Tuesday start. Tomorrow promises a full day of athletics.

In football, the Young Mighty Warriors come face to face with Botswana at Luveve Stadium at 1400hrs, while the Mighty Warriors face Angola at Barbourfields Stadium. In netball the young Zimbabwe gems will be aiming for a win when they match up against Namibia at white city stadium at 1500hrs.

Tennis will be entering the semi-final round at BAC. Zimbabwe will be placing its hope of securing medals in Valeria Bhunu, Rufaro Chireva and Rodzai Saurombe, all who qualified today.