20 delegates from different parts of the country have converged in Bulawayo to attend an eight day International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) level two course which began this Friday (yesterday).
The course which is the first of its kind in Zimbabwe would be conducted by a well known Germany jumps’ expert Ralf Iwan who is yet to jet in the country.
Speaking to ZBC News on the sidelines of the course, president of the National Association of Athletics in Zimbabwe (NAAZ) Tendayi Tagara said once the course is concluded Zimbabwe is poised to have the biggest number of level two license holders in the continent.
“Level two course is a specialised course for a specific area. These ones are coming to specialise in four areas which are tripple jump, long jump, pole vault and high jump. After the training Zimbabwe will have the highest number of level two coaches in Africa. Actually each country is supposed to bring one participant in Kenya per year hence as a country we decided to bring the training in Zimbabwe so that we have a lot of coaches,” he said.
Tagara said the course would go a long way in transforming the country’s future in sports development which has potential for growth.
Meanwhile, the inaugural Bulawayo marathon which was pencilled for 29 September has been cancelled due to the cholera outbreak which has hit some parts of the country.