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Friday, May 29, 2020

Spotlight on ‘Bo Jackson’ Mupopo in Rio

Sports Spotlight on 'Bo Jackson' Mupopo in Rio

Kabange Mupopo battles on two fronts to keep Team Zambia’s fading medal hopes at the Rio Olympics.

The female ‘Bo Jackson’, who is also Shepolopolo Zambia striker and captain, will run in the 400 semifinals on Sunday.

The African 400 meters champion will return to the track on Monday in heat 3 of the 200 meters.

Mupopo is racing in two events at the Olympics.

She is one of two athletes still standing from Team Zambia in Brazil after five compatriots all tumbled in the preliminary rounds of the respective events.

On Saturday, 100 meters men’s sprinter Gerald Phiri failed to qualify to the semifinals after finishing 4th in round 1 with a time of 10.27 from his heat that was won by USA star Justin Gatlin with a time of 10.01.

Meanwhile, Jordan Chipangama will be the last Zambian to start his campaign in the men’s marathon on the final day of the Olympic Games on August 21.

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  1. A 50 year country sending 7 athletes, what a shame …in the past we used to send that amount of athletes to field in just boxing – this what happens when our govts are more interested kickback from constructing swimming pools and stadia with a vision on what they are to be used for. We have no strategy to fund our athletes…everything is just reverse in this country.

    • PF have been too busy looting to bother with sports development. These are the results when politicking becomes a national obsession – there’s no proper development.

    • What’s so special about 50 years? Don’t use words just coz someone is using them, Zambia is a 52 year country. Tired of you educated illiterates putting on a form civility but lacking the knowledge thereof.

  2. Lusaka times, be informative. What time is she running? I am more interested in watching her than watching the circus at Mulungushi.

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