Zanzibar underlines supremacy in athletics Athletes from Zanzibar Urban West were the most impressive in the just ended national championships staged at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam last weekend. The Isles athletics team hauled 23 medals, comprising 13 gold, six silvers and four bronzes to top the medals final standings. The women athletes won the overall award as men finished second in the track and field events. The women athletes scooped six gold, two silver and bronze medals as men had seven gold, six silver and three bronze medals. The Zanzibar athletes were superb in short distance races, shot put, triple jump and javelin. It was an all Zanzibar affair in the 100 metres dash as Yassin Muhidin and Makame Ally dominated the proceedings to exchange the first and runner up positions, respectively. The duo were separated by just ten seconds with Muhidin huffing to the finishing line first on 10:60 seconds. Mariam Hassan and Hashiria Hashim also dominated the 100 metres sprints while Muhamed Ibrahim, Ally Seif and Hamisa and Tama Jaha excelled in shot puts. Muhidin was also impressive in triple jump. Zanzibar athletic team were followed closely by Arusha Region and the host region Dar es Salaam, came third in the final standings.