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Zimbabwe sends its 1st Black swimmer to the Olympics

HARARE, Zimbabwe, AP — The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is sending a Black swimmer to the Olympics, the first from her country to go the Games. Seventeen-year-old Donata Katai won African youth titles and broke youth records once held by two-time Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry, who is not only Zimbabwe’s most successful swimmer but also Africa’s most decorated Olympian. Tokyo is probably too early for the teenager to succeed Coventry in the way she really wants, by stepping onto the Olympic podium. But, for now, Katai does represent a…

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