Zambia’s Cherry Muchindu has broken a glass ceiling and made history by becoming the first indigenous African to clinch a Bronze Medal at the Arnold classics strongman Championships. The competition, which was held in Washington, USA, saw Muchindu dominate the women’s open weight7 category and secure her spot on the podium.
In an interview with ZNBC sports, Muchindu expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to compete at the international event and attributed her success to rigorous training. The local and continental champion has set her sights even higher and aims to bag the Silver or Gold Medal in her next competition.
Patterson Muzondiwa, the President of the Zambia Strongman Federation, lauded the government for its unwavering support to the team. He noted that the athletes would continue to repay the support by bringing home more medals and making the country proud.
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Muchindu‘s achievement is a testament to the endless possibilities that arise when one sets their mind to something and puts in the hard work required. She has undoubtedly broken barriers and paved the way for other African women to participate and excel in strongman competitions. Muchindu is a true inspiration to the world and a beacon of hope to many.