13-year-old Zimbabwean rowing sensation Danielle Kaschula made history by becoming the first junior rower from Southern Africa to win a medal on her debut World Indoor Rowing Championship appearance.

Having have set five new records in 2020 which saw her scores multiplying and earned her an automatic spot to qualify for the World Rowing Indoor Championships.

Going into yesterday’s event the Peterhouse Girls College athlete was racing against senior scullers like Meg Knight from Great Britain, Sofie Hayek from Denmark, and Egyptian Sarah Mohamed.

Kaschula an expert in the 500m race impressed and offered Great Britain Indoor champion Meg Knight and Sara Mohamed the much-needed competition.

The last 100m proved way too competitive and it was the Egyptian Sara Mohamed who finished first 01:30.2 followed by Meg Knight 01:30.7 and Kaschula 01:31.9.

What made Kaschula third-place finish special was the first that the 13year old competed against her seniors in the process of winning a hard-earned bronze medal.


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