MRISHO Zakia < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Tanzania   
Gender Women
Born 19 Feb 1984 in Singida, TAN
Height1.50 m
Weight 49 kg
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Zacharia Gwandu [national]
General Interest
Injuries She was unable to compete at the 2011 Stockholm Diamond League because of a knee injury. (thecitizen.co.za, 02 June 2012; tanzanianews24.com, 31 July 2011)
Ambitions "My dream is to break existing world records in 5000m and 10 000, races, that's why I spend most of my time abroad." (tanzanianews24.com, 31 July 2011)
Other information 2010 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
She did not join Team Tanzania for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India because of confusion surrounding her travel arrangements from Italy, where she was training. The club she was training with were to pay her ticket directly to India and not through Dar es Salaam as instructed by the Tanzania Olympic Committee [TOC]. The TOC said that they would not incur the expenses for athletes travelling separately. She said that "It is not true that I turned down [the opportunity] to represent my country in the Commonwealth Games, but I failed to report on time due to reasons that were unavoidable. But they moved swiftly to cancel my name and that pained me a lot because I laboured to attain the games' qualifying marks."
(tanzanianews24.com, 31 July 2011; thecitizen.co.tz, 23 September 2010; thecitizen.co.tz, 05 October 2010)