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Chisela Kanchela

Full name: Chisela Kanchela
Nickname(s): Spike
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: June 4, 1987 in Ndola, Copperbelt, Zambia
Died: November 6, 2016 in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Affiliations: All Saints College, Perth (AUS)
Country: ZAM Zambia
Sport: Swimming


Chisela Kanchela swam for Zambia at the 2004 Olympics, placing 57th in the 100 metre breaststroke. After the Olympics he coached and trained swimmers in Tanzania with Seals Swim Club Kampala. He then moved to Dubai where he worked as a coach for Speedo Swim Squads. Seemingly healthy, Kanchela died in November 2016 from diabetic ketoacidosis, although he was not known to be a diabetic prior to that time.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 17 Athina Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Zambia ZAM 57

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 5dR 50-100m
2004 Summer 17 Athina Swimming Zambia Round One Heat One 2 1:09.95 0.75 32.01 2 37.94 (3)
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