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Athletes promise AUSC medals

ELIZABETH CHATUVELA, Lusaka
ZAMBIAN athletes bound for the 2014 African Union Sports Commission (AUSC) Region 5 Games starting next Thursday in Zimbabwe, are confident of reaping medals.
Speaking in an interview in Lusaka yesterday, judokas Abigail Chindele and Joshua Nyondo, who minted gold medals when Zambia hosted the Games in 2012, said they will defend their titles.
Chindele (52kg) said she has prepared adequately and has targeted a gold medal.
“This is my last appearance at the games and I have to utilise this opportunity to win another gold medal,” she said.
Nyondo (60kg) is confident of minting gold at the Bulawayo Games.
“We have been training since April this year and I will do my very best to win a gold medal,” he said.
Sprinter Sydney Siame, who won a gold medal in 100 metres at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics in China, said the games were a platform to showcase the strides Zambian runners had made over the years.
Siame has a personal best of 10:51 seconds.
And boxers Emmanuel Ngoma (bantamweight) and Timothy Chiyesu (lightweight) have declared themselves ready for the games.
The two pugilists will be making a debut at the international stage.
Zambia will send 58 athletes for the regional games slated for December 4-15.

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