Another member of Team Zambia tumbled out of the Rio Olympics in Brazil on Wednesday as medal hopes continue to slim.
Female swimmer Jade Howard failed to qualify for the 100 meters freestyle semifinals after bowing out of the 2016 Olympics in the heats in Rio de Janeiro.
Howard finished 8th in heat two with a time of 58.74 second outside the 54.50 second top 16 cut she needed to make the penultimate stage ahead of Friday’s final.
Howard joins Mathew Punza in the Judo and Boxer Ben Muziyo eliminated from Team Zambia’s seven-member Rio representatives in Brazil.
Today, Thursday, Ralph Goveia will be in the pool in the heats of the men’s 100 meters butterfly.
Thereafter 100 meters men’s rep and 2012 Olympics semifinalists Gerald Phiri will take to the track in the heats on August 13.
Africa female 400 meters champion Kabange Mupopo will also be in action on the same date in the first of two events for her in Rio starting with in the heats in her speciality.