The Aquatic Union of Malawi (AUM) has faith in Joyce Tafatatha and Charlton Nyirenda to represent the country at the 2012 London Olympic Games in July despite the two missing qualifying time at the recent Cana Zone V1 Swimming Championships in Maputo, Mozambique.
Tafatatha won gold in 50 metres and 100 metres freestyle and silver in 50 metres breaststroke, but failed to meet qualifying time for London Olympic Games in all the events whereas Nyirenda did not win any medal.
But AUM national coach Yona Walesi said on Wednesday that they have faith in the two swimmers that they will do the country proud in London.
“The two have proved to be the best among the athletes we sent to Mozambique and we are optimistic that they will make us proud in London. Tafatatha and Nyirenda will take part in the respective womenâ€™s and menâ€™s 50 metres freestyle event as this was the event they came closer to qualifying time,” said Walesi.
Recently, Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) president Oscar Kanjala told The Nation that “in the absence of winning medals, we will try to make sure that we have quality. We want to avoid scenarios where our athletes have not given the best in international competitions.”
Other sports disciplines expected to send a male and a female athlete each to the London Olympic Games are boxing and athletics.