The 2023 National Association for Secondary School Heads (NASH) games, which were hosted by Peterhouse College on the 22nd and 23rd of March, presented a treat for the Bindura University of Science Education‘s National Sports Academy athletes.
David Nyamufarira and Lynette Zembe put up a show that will live long in the memory of all who attended as they overwhelmed their fellow high school competitors with dominant displaces.
David cemented his status as the fasted teenager in the nation, winning the 100 meters sprint and claiming gold for Mashonaland Central Province. He set a competition record with his 10.13 seconds dash. A new personal best for the NSA sprint king.
He claimed silver in the 110 meters hurdles and 200 meters races.
“I am happy with my performance. Thanks to the coaching I have been receiving, I am, getting faster and fitter,” said a reflective David after winning his medals.
Still basking from her triumph at the 10th AUSC Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games held in Lilongwe, Lynette Zembe showed her versatility by winning gold in her usual 110-meter hurdles race as well as long jump and silver in the 100 and 200-meter races.
The affable pint-size sprint queen has already qualified for the 2023 All Africa Games set to be held in Ghana in August.
Spectators were left in awe of her strength, agility and speed as she skipped through the hurdles with lightning speed, leaving the chasing pack in the bust.
These games were indeed a good indicator of the progress being made by the NSA in nurturing and developing sporting talent in the nation.
The National Sports Academy recruits gifted athletes from across the country and offers them professional world-class training.
For rare gems, they offer scholarships which enable recruits to balance professional athletics with academic requirements.
It is designed in a way that profits talents both professionally and academically. Athletes have an array of Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) coaches at their disposal.
Recently, BUSE welcomed five sports professionals from Cuba who have been working with NSA athletes in sports management, fitness, technique and other specialities.