Mharakurwa, Mujaji optimistic

LONDON – Zimbabwe’s number one tennis player Nyasha Mharakurwa is optimistic of a bright start at the London Paralympics when he takes to the court in first round action on Saturday.

His statement comes despite qualifying via a bi-partite invitation which is granted to players who fail to accrue a certain number of points but are considered because of not having enough funds to compete, or are injured.

Mharakurwa will play his first encounter at the London Paralympics this Saturday and is optimistic of a favourable draw that would aid his chances of progressing to the next round.

Meanwhile, Elliot Mujaji is preparing for the 100 metres athletics event with his coach Amon Nyandi saying the sprinter has had good preparation, highlighting that the Midlands based sprinter had a reasonable chance of bagging a medal.

Mujaji will compete in the 100 metres heat on Thursday next week. 

The finals of the 100 metres event will be held on the same day. 

Mharakurwa will however compete in the wheelchair tennis singles event this Saturday.