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MBABANE – Sprinter Sibusiso ‘Swazi Bolt’ Matsenjwa is inspired before he gets down to business for the 2022 World Athletics Championships.
Matsenjwa met one of his idols in Carl Lewis ahead of the competitions currently going on in the United States of America (USA). This is the 18th edition of the World Athletics Championships and they are currently being held in Eugene, Oregon, United States, from July 15–24, 2022 and Matsenjwa will compete in 200 metres starting with the heats tomorrow morning.


Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals; one Olympic silver medal and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996, when he last won an Olympic event. Matsenjwa confirmed to have meet Lewis and said they shared some ideas ahead of competing in one of the biggest competitions in the world of athletics. “Just met him at Under Armour where he was also invited to be part of the dinner. He gave advice to coaches, parents and kids who were there,” he said. Lewis inspires many athletes as at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles, he won gold medals in the 100 metre (9.9 seconds) and 200 metre (19.8 seconds) races, in the long jump (8.54 metres and as a member of the US 4 × 100 metre relay team, which he anchored. There will be no rest for Matsenjwa after the World championships as he will head to the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, starting July 28 to August 8 in the United Kingdom (UK).

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