Wednesday, 17 February 2016

She is the Golden Girl of Zimbabwe

She is the Golden Girl of ZimbabwePhysical exercise is good for mind, body and spirit. The paybacks sport brings to individuals, localized communities and to global village is more than just physical or mental. As you may be aware, swimming has the status of being one of the best sports to maintain a healthy body.   Seven-time Olympic medalist Kirsty Coventry is a symbol of hope in her native country of Zimbabwe. She was described by Paul Chingoka, head of the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee, as "our national treasure".

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called her "a golden girl,” and awarded her US$100,000 in cash for her 2008 Olympic performance. Kirsty Coventry stunned the world when she won her first Olympic medal at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.

At that time, Zimbabwe was dominated by negativity and ambiguity. When Kirsty stood on the podium singing her national anthem and watching her flag being raised, she brought light into the lives of many. Her exceptional story in becoming one of the greatest swimmers in the world, from a landlocked country in Africa, should inspire anyone to be who they want to become.  

Zimbabwean swimming icon Kirsty Coventry has now turned herself into a fully-fledged international sporting brand. She recently went into a partnership with an American health technology company, LifeFuels, which will see her endorsing its nutritional products in the United States and around the world.  

Coventry is already the Brand Ambassador of Zimbabwean mobile service provider Econet and she has now been engaged by American company LifeFuels ahead of the official launch of its Smart Nutrition Bottle. LifeFuels' Smart Nutrition Bottle, a 2016 CES Innovation Award honouree in the Fitness, Sports, and Biotech category, incorporates an innovative lid that houses five interchangeable FuelPods filled with vitamins, nutritional products and flavours, permitting users to tailor their water to suit their specific lifestyles.  

But it is the newly-found partnership between Coventry and LifeFuels that will lift the former's appearance ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil in August. Coventry is set to compete in her fifth straight Olympic Games after having made her maiden appearance at the world's biggest sporting showcase as a sprightly 16-year-old Dominican Convent High School's pupil at the 2000 Sydney Games in Australia.  

Global Rankings
Highest number of individual Olympic medals of all female swimmers in history
Highest number of Olympic medals in African history (all sports)  
Olympic Games
2x Olympic Champion
7x Olympic medalist
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