Zambia shines with 15 medals across five sports at 2023 African Games in Accra


Zambia has recorded 15 medals in five sports disciplines at the 2023 African Games in Accra, Ghana.

This outstanding performance positioned the team 14th on the medal table among the 53 nations participating.

In athletics, Zambia secured three medals, including a gold in the men’s 4×400 relay final, a silver in the men’s 400m final led by Muzala Samukonga and another silver in the women’s 4×400 relay final.

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In boxing, Zambia clinched seven medals, including two gold medals earned by Patrick Chinyemba and Gerald Kabinda in the men’s 51 kilogramme and 67 Kilogramme categories.

Additionally, the team secured three silver medals through Mwengo Mwale, Andrew Chilata and Emmanuel Katema in the men’s 54 kilogramme, 60 kilogramme and 63.5 kilogramme divisions.

Furthermore, two bronze medals were awarded to Albert Ngulube in the men’s 57 kilogramme category and Margret Tembo in the women’s 48 kilogramme division.

Zambia’s success extended as far as in Judo where the nation secured two medals, with Steven Mung’andu claiming gold in the men’s 66 kilogramme category and Simon Zulu earning bronze in the men’s 60 kilogramme division.

Meanwhile, Mia Phiri displayed exceptional skill in swimming, earning two bronze medals in the 50 meters women’s backstroke and 50 meters freestyle events.

In Taekwondo, Zambia made its mark with a bronze medal in the under 30 men’s team category.

The experience for Zambia in these games has indeed been thrilling, marked by numerous athletes showcasing exceptional performances for the nation to rejoice in.

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