Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mugabe's 'Golden Girl' Wins Africa's First Medal

Despite the fact that she neither lives nor trains anywhere near Zimbabwe and speaks English with a distinctly American accent, children in Harare have been named after her and even the arch-racist Robert Mugabe seems to swoon in her presence.
Last night Kirsty Coventry, swimming for her native Zimbabwe, won silver in the women's 400 meter individual medley. This after attending the spectacular opening night's ceremony - an event that many of her fellow competitors avoided for fear of fatigue.
Let's hope that Ms. Coventry's success will be a shot-in-the-arm for the morale of all Zimbabweans and that further success on her part might melt the heart of the little Hitler of Harare.

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