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MBABANE – Boxers and swimmers will go straight into action in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Boxers Thabiso Dlamini and Zweli Dlamini will be the first to compete in the games, having left the country yesterday. They will be competing on Friday, with swimmers Simanga Dlamini and Hayley Hoy diving into the pool after the official opening of the games tomorrow. The team left the country yesterday and they are expected to touch down this morning in the United Kingdom, Birmingham. Sports Administrators including Eswatini Olympics and Commonwealth Games Association (EOCGA) President Adam Bomber Mthethwa and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Maxwell Jele departed first on Sunday as they were due to attend some meetings ahead of the games.


Boxer Thabiso Dlamini will be playing in the Under-67kg. These are his third Commonwealth Games after competing in Gold Coast and Scotland while Zweli Dlamini will be playing in the Under-57kg. Next in pursuit for supremacy will be cyclists Muzi Shabangu and Kwanele Jele who are set to start their competitions on Sunday.
Athletes will have a chance to rest as they will begin competing on Tuesday. First to take it to the synthetic track will be the country’s fastest lady Bongiwe Mahlalela who will first compete in the 100 metres   round one. The 200m round one is  scheduled for Thursday.

Sibusiso ‘Swazi Bolt’ Matsenjwa who will meet the team in Birmingham from the World Athletics Championships in the United States and will compete in the heats of the 200m on Thursday (August 4). The official opening of the games is set for tomorrow and the duo of Sibusiso ‘Swazi Bolt’ Matsenjwa and swimmer Hayley Hoy will be the flag bearers.

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