Mung’andu Secures Zambia’s First Gold at African Games

Mung’andu Secures Zambia’s First Gold at African Games

Zambian Judoka Steven Mung’andu etched his name in history by clinching Zambia’s first gold medal at the African Games. In a thrilling Men’s -66kg Judo final, Mung’andu emerged victorious over Tunisia’s Aziz Harbi.

The triumph marked a significant milestone for Mung’andu, who became the first Zambian Judoka to reach an African Games final and subsequently claim the championship title. As an IOC Scholarship holder based in Budapest, Mung’andu’s achievement underscores his exceptional dedication and skill in the sport.

Mung’andu’s gold medal win adds to Zambia’s medal tally at the ongoing All Africa Games in Accra, Ghana. Prior to his victory, Zambia had secured two other medals: Swimmer Mia Phiri’s bronze in the 50m backstroke final and Simon Zulu’s triumph in the 60kg Judo category.

Mung’andu’s remarkable accomplishment not only brings pride to Zambia but also highlights the nation’s growing prominence in the world of Judo. His success serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes across the country, demonstrating the potential for excellence on the international stage.

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