Chisela Kanchela, Zambian Olympic swimmer, Died at 29


Chisela Kanchela was born on June 4, 1987, and died on November 6, 2016.

He was Zambian former swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events.

He was the current holder numerous Zambian age group records in all breaststroke distances (50, 100, and 200 m), and is trained for the All Saints’ College swimming team in Perth, Western Australia ever since he first appeared at the Olympics.

He also competed at the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and 2006, but failed to reach the top 16 final.

He worked as a swimming coach for the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, an initiative which aims to develop over 2,000 underprivileged children to swim for a greater cause.

He died due to a diabetic attack.

Chisela Kanchela passed away at 29 years old.