Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Swimming has announced the swimming team that will compete in the World Aquatic Championships and represent the nation in Doha, Qatar.
While announcing the same Zimbabwe Swimming wrote on their official social media handle on Facebook, “Zimbabwe Swimming is pleased to announce the Team that will travel to Doha, Qatar. The team will compete in the World Aquatic Championships from the 11th – 18th of February 2024.
The participants who will compete in the World Aquatic Championships are:
- Laim Davis: he will compete in the category of Breaststroke for 200m
- Donata Katai: she will compete in the category of Backstroke for 50m and 100m
- Denilson Cyprianos: he will compete in the category of Backstroke for 100m and 200m
- Paige Van Der Westhuzien: she will compete in the category of Freestyle for 50m and 100m
The World Aquatics Championships 2024 is the 21st edition of the swimming competition that will held in Doha, Qatar from Feb 2, 2024 to Feb 18, 2024.
The contest was originally scheduled to be held in November 2023, but it was postponed to February 2024, rescheduling the 20th edition of the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
Notably, it is for the first time that the World Aquatics Championships will be hosted in Middle East. Doha staged the Swimming Championships in 2014 for 25m and has also staged nine legs of the World Aquatics Swimming World Cup series between 2012 and 2021.
Doha promises to break all the records for the highest number of participating athletes and countries.
Some of the records have already been announced at the joint press conference that was held by World Aquatics and the World Aquatics Championships in Doha 2024 Local Organising Committee at the event.
Over 2,600 athletes are representing 201 countries, and one refugee team will travel to Doha to compete in six aquatic sports, which will qualify them for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This will add to the excitement.
Moreover, four sports will see a record number of participating countries, including swimming and three will see a record number of athletes.