Zimbabwe’s 16-year-old swimming star, Robyn Lee, continued to fly the country’s flag high in Cairo, Egypt at the ongoing Africa Junior Swimming Championships tonight (19 October 2015).
Lee has continued on her medal streak, winning two more medals this evening. The 16-year-old Zimbabwe swimming sensation missed gold by .22 of a second in her first final, settling for silver in the 15-16 Girls 200m individual medley behind South Africa’s Kristen Straszacke who won that race in 2:23.60.
The second race of the evening was a totally different story for Lee who went all out to win the 15-16 Girls 50m butterfly in a new African record time of 27.98 seconds. Lee smashed the previous record which was set in 2005 by South African Keri-Leigh Shaw by .58 of a second, setting her own personal best in the process as well.
The two medals for Robyn Lee this evening bring her medal count at the championships to six – four gold and two silver. That’s a medal in every event she has taken part in so far. Lee will be hoping to finish in top form tomorrow to bring that medal count even higher when she swims in the morning heats for 15-16 Girls 100m freestyle and 200m backstroke, ahead of the finals set for the evening.