Siame sprints to Olympics, World Championships

SPRINTER Sydney Siame has qualified for the Doha 2019 World Athletics Championship and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with the national record time. Siame qualified for the two events in Switzerland on Sunday with a stunning time of 20:16 seconds to break his own record of 20:18, which he set in 2016

It’s an exciting period for ZAAA – Mpondela

Elias N. Mpondela, Zambia Athletics President

By Masuzyo Chakwe on July 8, 2019 The Mast Online THERE is need for more investment in challenging competitions to compete to win and sustain the spirit of competing to win in every high performance athlete, says Zambia Amateur Athletics Association president Elias Mpondela. The Zambia National Athletic Women’s Team on Saturday minted a gold medal in the 4x100m women’s relay beating the likes of South Africa and Botswana during the CAA Southern Region Championship in Mauritius with a time of 45.75. The relay team comprised of Lumeka Katundu, Agnes Mazala, Helen Makumba, Rhodah Njobvu and Suwilanji Mpondela (substitute). The girls also minted Silver and Bronze in 100m through Hellen Makumba and Rhoda Njobvu respectively. Mpondela said it was an exciting period for ZAAA having a

Suwilanji Mpondela – Africa’s youngest newly elected Athletes Commission Chair

Suwilanji Theresa Fotwe Mpondela will long remember Saturday 9 March 2019. She made history that day, becoming the first Chair of the Athletes Commission for the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ). She beat other candidates from 15 national sports federations such as swimming, table tennis, basketball and tennis – an incredible accomplishment for a young promising athlete that only turned 19 last month.“My mother taught me that there are no barriers,” she said. “You carry the power regardless of age.” A beneficiary of the IOC Scholarship, she was one of seven out of 100 candidates shortlisted by the organisation for this role. In her new role, Mpondela wants athletes to understand the power of education and to equip them with tools that