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OLYMPICS: Munyonga Disqualified!

Time Posted: July 31, 2012 9:48 pm

From seven, they were five. Zambia’s Olympics medal hopes hit again on Tuesday for a second successive time.

Judoka Boas Munyonga was on Tuesday ejected in forgettable fashion after he was disqualified in his 81 kilogram class round of 32 bout against Takahiro Nakai of Japan.

Munyonga was disqualified for an infringement on Nakai after holding onto his leg in the opening minute of their bout at Excel Arena in London.

He joins swimmer Zane Jordan who on Sunday failed to qualify for the 100 meters men’s backstroke semifinals.

Later on Tuesday evening, light welterweight boxer Gilbert Choombe hopes he won’t buck the trend when he takes on Jeffrey Horn of Australia.

Meanwhile, Swimmer Jade Howard hopes to keep Zambia’s swimming interest alive when she takes to the pool on Wednesday in the women’s 100 meters freestyle at the Aquatics Centre.

On Friday, Chauzje Choosha will run in the preliminaries of the women’s 100 meters at the Olympic Stadium.

100 meters runner Gerald Phiri and 800 meters specialist Prince Mumba take to the track on August 4 and 6 respectively at the Olympic Stadium.

15 Comments

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    flag akulu mphuno says: akulu mphuno
    July 31, 2012 at 10:47 pm |

    Zambia, is not a country to represent at olympics, please ba LT stop giving updates on zambian team atleast kenya, SA, UG, ETHIOPIA.

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    flag Chindakwanda-Galileo Galilei says: Chindakwanda-Galileo Galilei
    July 31, 2012 at 10:56 pm |

    Such stories are expected from the Zambian camp. We are not surprised. Ninshi? Takuli ubwali. They should have carried Kapenta na kalembula.

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    flag Nostradamus says: Nostradamus
    July 31, 2012 at 10:58 pm |

    #1 Mphuno yes are right, there is no need to be reporting embarrassments. Zambians are violent, they copy trends from their leaders. How can that Judo guy be that violent to a Japanese, if it was a Chinese one can understand.

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  4. vote
    flag Kabova says: Kabova
    July 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm |

    No.1 and 2

    Are you guys serious? LT needs to be professional and they should report on all latest developments, especially the ones which concern Zambians. 

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  5. vote
    flag Bukaa Labwandi says: Bukaa Labwandi
    July 31, 2012 at 11:30 pm |

    Ba Zambia mwaponoka.

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  6. vote
    flag Wanu Ngwee says: Wanu Ngwee
    July 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm |

    HELLO THERE, LOVE YOUR ZAMBIA, MAKE ZAMBIA PROUD VOTE FOR OUR GIRL TALIA IN THE BIG BROTHER AFRICA HOUSE, FROM WHEREVERE YOU ARE. REMEMBER, IT’S NOT ABOUT HER, IT’S ABOUT ZAMBIA. AFRICA RESPECTS YOU FOR WINNING AFCON WHAT ABOUT A REPEAT OF THE BBA PRIZE? HERE IS HOW TO DO IT, SO LET’S DO IT EVERY DAY UNTIL THIS SATURDAY, AND YOU CAN DO IT UP TO 100 TIMES FROM THE SAME NUMBER, ZAMBIA WOYE!!
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    flag Mwiche NZ says: Mwiche NZ
    July 31, 2012 at 11:43 pm |

    Zambians lets support our Zambian team representing us at the London Olympics no matter what happens. By so doing more Zambians will be interested in sport. Tiyende Pamodzi Zambia.

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    flag ZamScot says: ZamScot
    July 31, 2012 at 11:51 pm |

    The rules regarding leg attacks/holds have recently changed,  a number of  judoka have suffered similar disqualifications at  the 2012  Olympics.  Boas was unlucky in the draw  but he’ll bring  back a great experience of the Olympics and will hopefully inspire  young  judoka  in Zambia. 

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  9. vote
    flag Kasubah says: Kasubah
    August 1, 2012 at 12:07 am |

    We lost people 19-5.

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  10. vote
    flag Trigo says: Trigo
    August 1, 2012 at 5:00 am |

    Wishing all the best to the remaining Zambians at the Olympics

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  11. vote
    flag Trigo says: Trigo
    August 1, 2012 at 5:03 am |

    Those who are out of the competition that was a good try, better luck next time Don’t give up.

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  12. vote
    flag Enka Rasha says: Enka Rasha
    August 1, 2012 at 9:04 am |

    Looks like it will be the usual east african sports powerhouses of ethiopia ad kenya to once again head the african medal table.Zambia we still got long way to go in this.

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    flag biggie says: biggie
    August 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm |

    I was looking at the training schedule and diet of the south african swimmer who won last night, beating the greatest olympian who has ever lived. The south african is chad de clos and he beat Micheal Phelps of the USA who has 19 medals to his name. Lookin at that diet and training schedule it is easy to see that we simply do not have athletes of that level of detfermination. You cant be training for 800M then go on to eat pap. It doesn’t work like that. We need just one serius coach, we can do it its just the heart from leadership to do it is not there. I dont think Sata is even in the slightest bit following anything on the olympics and the delegation that went is probably doing more shopping than anything. Its a disgrace.

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    flag Mpangula Mputyu says: Mpangula Mputyu
    August 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm |

    This chap was disqualified in the opening one minute?????? He should JOIN Frattelli Locci under House arrest.He has embarrassed us Zambians. he went and held the opponents leg in fear of a kick or a thud from being thrown on the canvas. atase…….

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    flag IYE NAPAPA says: IYE NAPAPA
    August 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm |

    Imwe that is what happens when you have officials who are not exposed and athletes who cannot even go to tournaments pa south africa apa. We need exposure and officials who are not cheap and are willing to let the atheletes travel. Go Zambia!!! Zambia iwina ichungulo.

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