August 19, 2004
Interview with Zimbabwe’s Director of Sports, Elias Musangeya.
Q: What kind of reaction has Zimbabwe had regarding Kirsty Coventy’s 2 Olympic medals?
"Big celebration all over our country, everywhere! This is our first medal since the 1980 boycotted Moscow Olympics, and this time everyone is competing".
Q: Is Kirsty Coventry a house-hold name in Zimbabwe?
Yes, the country has been following her ever since she won a gold medal in the All-Africa Games, and for swimming for Zimbabwe in the 2000 Olympics. Since she won these 2 medal representing Zimbabwe, she is an Icon now in our country." "We are planning a big national reception for her when she returns to Zimbabwe".