Lifa itches closer to Olympic qualification


Lifa itches closer to Olympic qualification

Malawi may soon have a qualified athlete for Olympics Games if the performance of national record holder short distance runner and Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) student, Noel Lifa, is anything to go by.

Over the weekend, Lifa was again too agile for his 30 competitors that he emerged first in the open national track and field competition held at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on November 14, 2020.

“My performance was really better than previous ones, mostly because this time I trained very hard due to the Covid-19 enforced lockdown that forced education institutions to close. In my case, I used the idle time for training,” he said.

“The result means that I can become the first Malawian to qualify for Olympic Games as most athletes go there on solidarity basis.”

He said although the competition was not for selection for athletes for the Olympic Games, the authorities could still use the results to select athletes to go for Olympic qualifications.

Lifa has previously dominated short distance running in Malawi and regionally although he is yet to make a mark on the international stage.