Zimbabwe 2016 Olympic Team

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Zimbabwe sent a delegation of 57 people; 31 athletes and 26 officials, which was one of the biggest contingents the country sent to the Olympic Games which ran from August 5 to 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The country was represented in seven disciplines: athletics, archery, equestrian, football, rowing, shooting and swimming. Zimbabwe fielded a football team for the first time following the qualification of the Mighty Warriors in 2015.[1]

Aquatics (Swimming)

  • Coach: Macdonald Brackin
  • Manager: Lorna Riley


  • Coach/Manager: Gary Kinghorn.


  • Coaches: Benson Chauke (marathon); Phakamile Lisimati (sprints).
  • Manager: Tendai Tagara


  • Coach: Darrell Scaiffe
  • Groom: Faye Bryant
  • Vet: Daniel Carroll


  • Football Technical Team: Shadreck Mlauzi (head coach), Sithethelelwe Sibanda (assistant coach), Yohane Chikaola (assistant coach), Peter Masibera (goalkeeper’s coach), Dorothy Masawi (doctor), Sharon Mashingaidze (physiotherapist), Charity Mudzviti (manager).
  • Non-travelling reserves: Danai Bhobho, Vaness Lunga, Ruvimbo Mutyavaviri, Nobukhosi.


  • Coach: Tiago Loureiro


  • Coach: Stuart Sylvester


Austin Jeans (chief medical officer), Margaret Gibson, Madiki Machikicho, Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi (all physiotherapists).


Titus Zvomuya (Chef de Mission); Primrose Mhunduru, Memory Pakati.


  1. Ellina Mhlanga, Team Zim announced, Herald, published: July 22, 2016, retrieved: July 22, 2016