Dar es Salaam swimmers return home empty handed

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The Tanzania Swimming team returned home empty handed on Monday after failing to win medal at the Confederation of Aquatics Nations Association (CANA) Zone 3 & 4 Swimming Championships held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia, from last Thursday to Sunday.

Tanzania swimmer Shamrad Magesvaran takes part at the Confederation of Aquatics Nations Association (CANA) Zone 3 & 4 Swimming Championships held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. The championship ended on Sunday. (Photo by a Correspondent)

Tanzania swimmer Shamrad Magesvaran takes part at the Confederation of Aquatics Nations Association (CANA) Zone 3 & 4 Swimming Championships held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. The championship ended on Sunday. (Photo by a Correspondent)

At least 18 swimmers represented Tanzania at the tenth edition of the championships held at 90 Days Legacy swimming pool and attracted over 300 swimmers from East, Central and Southern African countries. Tanzania finished ninth with 607.5 points in the event, which saw Kenya emerge the overall champions with 2,265 points.

Zimbabwe were runners-up after finishing the tournament on 2,048.5 points. South Africa were stunned to a third place finish on 2,010 points while Botswana were fourth with 1,893 points.

Tanzania Swimming Association (TSA) Assistant Secretary General, Ramadhani Namkoveka was, however, pleased with the individual performance of the swimmers, saying the boys and girls made remarkable improvement in terms of personal best time.

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