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.