Team Swaziland has been flying the national flag high at the Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast, Australia. Although we have not had medals to show for, nonetheless our national heroes have certainly left it all in terms of performances. They have been strong, focused and resilient. They have surely made themselves counted amongst the many countries that are plying their trade in the competition.
As a nation we are proud of our team that has represented the country so well. We believe the experience and exposure they get in such massive International events will be beneficial in the long term. Here is a sequence of results on how things have panned out for #TeamSwaziland.
DAY 1, April 7 2018 (Boxing)
Thabiso Selby Dlamini narrowly lost his bout to Australian Terry Nickolas whilst Zweli Dlamini won his bout against Ugandan Bashir Nasir to progress to the next round, where he will also be fighting again today (10 April 2018) against Eric Basran from Canada.
DAY 2, April 8 2018 (Athletics)
Our female sprinter, Phumlile Ndzinisa sadly could not go any further in the competition as her times were not good enough to take her to the next round in the 100m heats. Sibusiso ‘Swazi Bolt’ Matsenjwa made his presence felt at the Commonwealth Games as he blitzed to the 100m Quarter Finals in a time of 10.40s. On the same day, Thandaza Zwane who was competing in the 400m heat, he clocked a time of 47.45s which was unfortunately not enough to take him to the next round of the competition.
Day 3, April 10 2018 (Athletics)
This early morning, the 200m heats were in session as both Thandaza Zwane and Sibusiso Matsenjwa were competing. Both athletes were motivated as they had made it thus far in the competition but only one could be able to go further to the next round. That was none other than Sibusiso Matsenjwa as he finished third with a time of 20.81sec in Heat number 5 of the men’s 200m. Whilst Thandaza Zwane came in 5th and unfortunately bowed out of the competition.