Ngqabutho Moyo Sports Reporter
YOUNG Zimbabwean cyclists Helen Mitchel and Skye Davidson won gold and silver medals respectively at the 2015 African Cycling Championships’ 42km junior women’s race held in Wartburg in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Thursday. Mitchel crossed the line first in 1 hour 23 minutes 31.6 seconds with her teammate Davidson coming second in an hour 23 minutes 31.92 seconds while South Africa’s Frances Du Toit came third in 1 hour 23 minutes 31.98 seconds.
Mitchel, 17, is happy with her victory and has set sights on flying the country’s flag at the 2020 Japan Olympics.
Wayne Davidson, who trains Mitchel and Skye believes the future is bright for the two cyclists.
“I’m proud of the girls, they deserved to win and I believe that this is only the beginning of their successful careers,” he said.
Team manager Clifford Kee-Tui said the athletes prepared well for the competition and deserve more medals.
“The cyclists have trained hard to get this far with their commitment shown throughout the year. We deserve more awards,” he said.
Kee-Tui said their trip to South Africa was made possible by Food4Less, B&S Trucks, Fortwell Wholesalers, Glass Services, Letaba Pumps, Barons Motor Spares, Pump & Steel, Mavako Transport, Mansed, Bus and Truck Hospital, Addicts Mtb Club, Lounge Lizards and other well wishers.