Seven Zimbabwean athletes are set to benefit from the Olympic solidarity programme after landing scholarships that will aide in preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.

Rutendo Nyahora,  Ngonidzashe Makusha and Pardon Ndlovu are the 3 athletes set to benefit from the Olympic solidarity scholarship programme.

Camilia Kruger who will be looking to represent her country for the second time running in equestrian is also part of athletes selected.

Swimmer Peter Wetzlar and rowers Daniela du Toit and Stephen Cox complete the list of athletes set to benefit from a programme which seeks to adequately prepare athletes earmarked to compete at the Olympic games.

Zimbabwe Olympic Committee chief executive officer, Anna Mguni highlighted the significance of the scholarship programme in providing critical support to athletes as the build up to Tokyo 2020 begins.

The Olympic solidarity scholarship programme is only open to athletes competing in individual sports.

Kirsty Coventry is among athletes that benefitted from the international programme.