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Record-breaker recovers from injury

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Athlete Stern Liffa is hoping to be part of the squad that will represent the country at this year’s Birmingham Commonwealth Games having recovered from a hamstring injury.

Liffa sustained the injury on April 15 last year in Zambia and he consequently missed the Tokyo Olympics.

“I am fit now and back on the track working hard so that I can have a best come back particularly during the Commonwealth Games which is almost upon,” said Liffa who is part of the athletics squad currently camping in Lilongwe in readiness for the games.

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Liffa came into the limelight in 2019 when he broke Eston Kaonga’s 100m and 200m national records.

Kaonga’s 100m record was at 10:88 and Liffa broke it by setting a national record of 10:79..

In 200m Kaonga’s record was 21:85 before Liffa set a new record of 21:75 seconds.

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Liffa then underlined his growing reputation when he set new records in both 100m and 200m.

During the All Africa Games in Morocco, Liffa improved his 200m record to 21:31 before achieving similar result in 100m by reducing it from 10:79 to 10:72 in Qatar.

Now Liffa’s records stand at 10:36 in 100m and 21:31 in 200m.

The third year-student at Malawi University of Sciences and Technology, who is pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Knowledge Systems, qualified for the African Championship alongside Asimenye Simwaka

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