Coventry eyes gold

Staff Writer

ZIMBABWE’S swimming star Kirsty Coventry (above) guns for a third Olympic medal today in the 200m backstroke final at the 28th games in Athens, Greece.

na, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Coventry ended Zimbabwe’s 24-year wait for an Olympic medal with silver in the 100m backstroke final on Monday. The new heroine followed up her fine start with a bronze medal on Tuesday in the 200m individual medley final.

Yesterday Coventry finished third in the preliminary heats of the 200m backstroke before coming second in the semi-final behind Stanislava Komarova of Russia. Coventry finished the race in 2 minutes 10 seconds.

Zimbabwe has pinned hopes for another podium finish when the dazzling Coventry takes to the pool against seven other swimmers in the 200m backstroke final tonight.