MOW: Abraham Mapiravanhu Just Short Of Colombia Qualifying Mark

Welcome to the first post of Moment of the Week. Moment of the Week brings you one special highlight from Zimbabwe’s school sports scene each week.

Abraham Mapiravanhu
Abraham Mapiravanhu leading the way home during the Harare Inter-Districts at Eaglesvale in the Capital

This week the spotlight is on the recently discovered under 17, sprinter, Abraham Mapiravanhu of Prince Edward School who ran an impressive 10.92s over 100m, electric time, at the Harare Inter-Districts track and field meet at Eaglesvale on the 6th of March. Mapiravanhu also won the 200m and 400m sprints before anchoring his 4x100m relay team to end the day on a high.

Mapiravanhu’s 100m time on a thick grass track was just 0.02 of a second off the qualifying standard for the IAAF World Youth Championships that will take place in Colombia later this year. Zimbabwe’s speedster, Michael Songore had a personal best of 10.72s when he was the same age as Mapiravanhu but his time was achieved much later in the track season in front of news crews from all over the world at a world-class track facility in Donetsk, Ukraine.

The Prince Edward boy is definitely one to watch for the future and might just be together with Songore in the dream of Estádio do Maracanã.