Donata Katai Misses On Semi-final Spot Despite Winning Her Olympics Swimming Heat
Zimbabwe swimming sensation Donata Katai has come first in Heat 1 in a personal best time of 1 minute 02.73 seconds at the ongoing Tokyo Olympic games.
However, the 17-year-old has failed to make it to the semi-final of the women’s 100m backstroke despite winning her heat on Sunday.
Her time was not enough to push her through to the semi-finals, as she was placed 34th in the overall heats, with only the top 16 progressing to the semi-finals.
Katai won her heat ahead of India’s Patel Maana, who came second in 1 minute 05.20 seconds, while Ince Kimberly from Grenada was third in a time of 1:10:24.
She is the first-ever Black Zimbabwean swimmer to compete in the Olympics.