Sprint ace to train in Holland

RWANDA’S acclaimed sprint ace, Islam Mulinda is set to relocate to Holland, Times Sport has learnt. The 100m and 200m national record holder insists that moving abroad is the only way he will get the best possible preparations for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

RWANDA’S acclaimed sprint ace, Islam Mulinda is set to relocate to Holland, Times Sport has learnt.

The 100m and 200m national record holder insists that moving abroad is the only way he will get the best possible preparations for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Mulinda claims that the move is being pushed by his potential agent Akim Dimal.

“I’m in close contact with Dimal and hopefully, everything will go according to plan,” Mulinda said.

According to the athlete, Dimal will help him in acquiring a Visa, cater for his air ticket to Holland and also find him a training camp in the country.

During the 2008 Tusker athletics championship, Mulinda swept the 100m after clocking 10.57seconds while securing a third spot finish in the 200m after returning a time of 21.70seconds.

In a related development, the local athletics federation (RAF) has started a campaign to find agents for local athletes. According to the federation secretary Constante Twajamahoro, RAF is already working closely with Rwanda’s ace athletes Dieudonne Disi and Mathias Ntawukuriryayo to realize this dream.

Already, long distance athlete Sylvain Rukundo, Jelvain Hakizimana, Claudette Mukasakindi and Eric Sebahire have relocated to Italy and France.

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