USA-based National Sports Academy athlete and former Bindura University of Science Education student Tapiwa Makarawu carved his name into the history books by setting a new indoor national record in the 200m event in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Running for New Mexico Junior College in the 2023 All-College Indoor Track competition, Makarawu posted an impressive 20.47s winning bronze in the competition.
Not only did he set a new national record but Makarawu also moved to fifth (5th) on the list of the fastest Africans in the 200m race.
He joins the legendary Nambian sprint king Frank Fredericks on the list who holds the record at 19.92 seconds which he set in 1996.
Tapiwa Makarawu recently moved to the United States of America on a sports scholarship after posting impressive times in the Africa Senior Championships in Mauritius.
He was scouted and nurtured by 3 time Olympian and National Sports Academy coach Cuthbert Nyasango.
As the 2023 All-Africa Games loom, BUSE can be assured of a strong representation at the game with Lynette Zembe already qualified.
For Makarawu, medals galore await him if he continues to work hard and remains rooted in the principles coach Nyashango instilled.