My Athletic Route To World Relays

My love for athletics dates back to my pre-teen years when I attempted with minimal success to represent my house (the school type) in the sprints.

Back then they’d measure your height and bunch you together with boys of a similar height. I was actually very short – which means I was vertically challenged in modern politically-correct parlance – and I was usually bunched with boys 3 years younger than me.

Ah, the good old days of my athletic “career” – a time when my height was inversely proportional to my sprinting prowess. Picture this: a pint-sized me, lined up with kids who believed a growth spurt was a myth. I was the elder statesman of the under-tall, a veritable giant among Lilliputians, with all the competitive edge of a sloth on a lazy Sunday.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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