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zambia

zambia
Capital
Lusaka

Population
9,872,000

Independence
1964
National sports hero
Gift Kampamba (football)

Watch out for
Robby Lingashi (squash)

Zambia have won 25 medals in their seven Games since 1970, 22 of them in boxing.

The most recent came in 1998 when light welterweight Davie Mwale took bronze but he was the only member of a 33-strong squad to manage a top-three finish in Kuala Lumpur.

Did you know?
Zambian chess player Amot Simotuwe is one of the rising stars of the world scene.

The 20-year-old won his national title aged 14 and finished joint second at the 2000 World Junior Championships.

Already an International Master he is well on the way to securing Grand Master status.

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