Its day number 7 at the 2022 commonwealth games in Birmingham, England and it promises to be a busy day for our athletes as they will be involved in netball, boxing and athletics starting from this morning.
Before we look at who is competing today and analyze if Team Malawi has any chances of winning medals at the 2022 commonwealth games let us take a look back on what transpired on day 6.
Day six of the commonwealth games saw Team Malawi putting up some impressive performances which have given Malawians hope that Team Malawi can bring home medals from the 2022 commonwealth games.
The day started with Malawi’s top female athlete Asimeney Simwaka qualifying for the semifinals of the women’s 400m race after she finished third on 52.19 in heat 1 of the women 400m race behind England’s Victor Ohuruogo and Jamaica’s Junelle Bromfield who finished on 51.34 and 52.04 respectively.
The result means Simwaka is still in contention of winning a medal at the games if she qualifies for the finals and finish in the top three. However, Simwaka should be proud of herself as she recorded her personal best by finishing on 52.19 at the same time breaking the national record of 52.59.
Farook Mponda was also on the running track on day six at the commonwealth games as he competed in round 1 heat 5 of the men’s 400m race. It did no go well for Mponda who finished on position 7 on 49.12 behind the winners Muzala Samukonga of Zambia and Jevaugh Powell of Jamaica who finished on 44.89 and 46.14 respectively.
The result means Mponda is out of the competition. However, Mponda did manage to finish on his personal best at 49.12.
The Queens also took it to the court to battle it out with Trinidad and Tobago on day six. The Queens were coming from a painful 69 – 50 defeat from New Zealand while Trinidad and Tobago were also coming from an 80 – 24 humiliating defeat by New Zealand.
The Queens started the game strongly and finished strongly. Winning the game comfortably by 70 – 30 baskets. The result means that the Queens are in contention for a top six finish if they manage to beat rivals Uganda.
WHAT IS AT STAKE ON DAY 7
Today is another busy day for Team Malawi as they will be competing in Boxing, Athletics and netball
Following her impressive performance on day six Asimeneye Simwaka will today compete in the women’s 200m race where she is expected to face 7 other contestants, her event is scheduled to start at 10:49 am local time. In boxing Luwis Zakeyu who is in the men’s welterweight (63.5-67 kg) quarterfinals will battle it out with Ioam Croft of Wales for a place in seminal from 14:00hrs local time. While the Queens have a crucial tie against rivals Uganda to determine who will finish in the top six from 16:00 hrs local time.