Zimbabwe’s rising track star Ngoni Makusha ran a new 100 metres personal best time of 10.17 seconds at the weekend in Mauritius during an African combined events meet and 23rd international meeting eclipsing his previous best of 10.21 seconds.
Makusha who is based in Mauritius is still to be defeated in all his 2018 international 100 metres races and if he continues to peak along this trajectory, he could be Zimbabwe’s medal hopeful at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan.
The sprinter has been receiving raving reviews from the media and sports associations for achieving the good results.
According his management Kyros Sports, the future of the track speed star is looking bright.
Whenever his name is mentioned, the 24-year-old Makusha is often confused by many people who think he is the older Ngoni Makusha of the Beijing Olympics fame after narrowly missing out on a bronze medal.
Makusha turned professional in 2016 but already has big dreams of representing Zimbabwe on the grandest stage of them all – the Olympic Games.
He was one of the athletes who represented Zimbabwe in 2017’s Confederation of African Athletics Southern Region (seniors) Championships at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
While he missed out on a podium finish, Makusha clocked a personal best of 10.02 seconds in the 100m, bowing out in the semi-finals leading many to believe he’s one of the local athletes that has a very good chance of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.