Asimenye Simwaka finishes 2nd in 400m women’s B-race


Malawi Defence Force (MDF) athlete Asimenye Simwaka made an impressive debut at the Golden Grand Prix when she finished second in women’s 400m B-race in Gaborone, Botswana, on Saturday.

Simwaka clocked 52.28 behind Rhoda Njobvu of Zambia, who clocked 51:96

Overall, Simwaka finished on position seven while Mary Moraa of Kenya won the event after clocking 50:44.


South Africa’a Miranda Coetzee finished second with 51:44 while Jamaican Candice McLeod ended third with 51:17.

Simwaka, who fell short of her personal best record, said she would work hard to continue raising Malawi’s flag.

“I am happy with my performance despite being a seasonal opener,” she said.


Her coach Pachisi Nyasulu said it was a good start to the season for Asimenye.

“It is a very good time as she is opening the season. Last year, when she was opening the season, she started with 53:54 and this start is good for her. We are just hoping that she will continue doing well. I have a feeling that when we correct the areas that she did not do well in, she will definitely do better. We want her to get at least 51:01. Asimenye is ready to make Malawi proud,” he said.

Simwaka was invited to participate, having finished sixth during the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 400m.

Facebook Notice for EU! You need to login to view and post FB Comments!
Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker