kirsty-coventry-swimming.jpgZimbabwe’s swimming sensation, Kirsty Coventry was crowned the Sportsperson of the Year at the Annual National Sports Awards (ANSA) held in Harare.

Zimbabwe’s Queen of the Waters, Kirsty Coventry, who shone like a beacon at the All-Africa Games once again has become the undisputed most valuable sportsperson in the country when she scooped the Sportsperson of the Year for a record 4th time at the 13th edition of ANSA.

Coventry was also crowned the Sportswoman of the Year. Three time Comrades Marathon winner, Steven Muzhingi was voted the Sportsman of the Year.

Samantha Welch was nominated Junior Sportswoman of the Year while John Lawson was crowned the Junior Sportsman of the Year.

The Sportsman of the Yyear with a Disability Award went to wheelchair racer, Elford Moyo, while another wheelchair athlete, Margaret Bangajena scooped the Sportswoman of the Year with Disability.

The Junior Sportsman of the Year with a disability went to wheelchair tennis player, Munyaradzi Mamombe while Nyaradzai Tagarira took the honours in the women’s category.

The Zimbabwe Rugby national team, the Sables, were voted Team of the Year, while Zimbabwe cricket was given the administration award for the 4th time in a row as well as the Sports Development Award.

Rugby National team Coach, Brandon Dawson clinched the Coach of the Year Award, while triathlon coach, Ricky Fulton was crowned Technical Official of the Year.

The event was attended by the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart, guest of honour Dave Westerhouf and Zimbabwe Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer, Anna Mguni and the Zimbabwe Mighty Warriors boss, Mavis Gumbo among others.