Chikomo opens ath­let­ics academy

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo in Hwange

SPRINTER Gabriel Chikomo has joined hands with Thomas Coul­ter Pri­mary School in Hwange and opened an ath­let­ics academy.

Ac­cord­ing to the mul­ti­ple cham­ber of mines’ 100M, 4X100M and 4X400M record holder, the academy, the first in the coal min­ing town, will be known by the school’s name.

Thomas Coul­ter Pri­mary deputy head­mas­ter Enoch Ng­wenya is a mem­ber of the provin­cial ath­let­ics board and a qual­i­fied ath­let­ics trainer. Chikomo’s records were set at Peak Mine Sta­dium in Shu­rugwi. He ran the 100M in 10.44 sec­onds and his re­lay team was made up of Savieri Ngidhi, Themba Ncube and Philip Muko­mana.

“We want to start train­ing early next month in prepa­ra­tion for the schools’ first term track and field ath­let­ics com­pe­ti­tions. We want to do a proper thing and who knows, we could pro­duce the next ath­lete to break my record, which has stood for 25 years,” said Chikomo, who also rep­re­sented Zim­babwe in re­gional and in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions.

Chikomo to­gether with an­other le­gend Themba Ncube and other renowned ath­letes are prod­ucts of the once mighty Hwange Ath­let­ics Club that folded up due to the com­pany’s poor per­for­mance.

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