Richard Zimunya, Sports Reporter
Zimbabwean swimmer Peter Wetzlar says it was an honour to represent the country at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 24-year-old became the second Zimbabwean to walk through the exit door at the ongoing Olympics after Donata Katai.
In an interview with H-Metro Sport from his base in the United States of America, Wetzlar said he had the best experience of his life at the Olympics.
“It has been an incredible honour for me to represent my country and my family to at a smaller scale.
“I had the best experience in my life and I felt so proud to be Zimbabwean,” he said.
The 24-year-old added that his performance was good despite not making it to the second round.
“Individually I think my performance was good.
“You see there is always something to gain from every race despite the result.
” I have gained something which will help me to do better, remember the Olympics is such a special environment with great athletes,” he said.
He said he was humbled by the support he got from Zimbabweans.
“Honestly speaking I am humbled with the support I got from the people of Zimbabwe across the world.
“I just wish them all good and urge them to be kind to one another and encourage them to strive in making their respective families proud.”
At the Olympics, Wetzlar performed his personal best 50.31 and set a national record for Zimbabwe male swimmers.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwean sprinter Ngoni Makusha will be in action tomorrow for 100m race.
Tomorrow’s race is a make or break for first timer Makusha who made it to the Olympics through universality ticket.