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Zambia´s hope of reaping medal at Olympics ends

Source: Xinhua | 08-21-2008 16:02

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

LUSAKA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Zambia's hope of reaping a medal at the Olympics officially ended Wednesday with runner Tony Wamulwa's elimination from the 5,000 meters heat two at the National Stadium in Beijing, The Post reported Thursday.

Wamulwa timed 14:06:96 minutes to finish 10th in a 13-man heat.

Wamulwa's exit from the Olympics completes Zambia's representation at the Olympic Games.

Female runner Rachael Nachula saved face to become Zambia's only athlete at the Beijing Olympic Games to storm into the semifinals of the 400 meters women's race.

Nachula failed to secure a final spot.

Wamulwa joined the first round elimination record that other Zambian athletes suffered at the Games. Boxers Hastings Bwalya, Precious Makina and Cassius Chiyanika were the early casualties, along with badminton player Eli Mambwe.

Mambwe was later joined by swimmer Zane Jordanand Ellen Hight on the preliminary exit trail.


Editor:Si Qintu