Archive - 2005
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Blue Waters win FNB Cup
Namibia bids to host Africa Cup of Nations
Namibian athletics in disarray
The World Cup dream is over
Namibia failed to qualify for the 2007 Cricket World Cup after finishing seventh at the ICC Trophy in Ireland in July.
Only the top five countries qualified, and Namibia were under pressure from the start after controversially losing their opening match to Canada by only two runs. Further losses to Holland, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates put them out of the running and they eventually finished seventh.
A Golden Year for Namibian Boxing
Namibian boxing had a great year in 2005, which culminated in several prizes at the Namibia Sport Awards function at the end of October.
On the amateur front, Namibia won the Zone Six Championships in Bloemfontein, while flyweight Japhet Uutoni won a gold medal at the African Championships in Morocco.
The post-Fredericks slump
After more than a decade of Frank Fredericks? exceptional achievements at the highest level of international athletics, Namibian athletics had little to show by way of success in 2005.
By Brian Murgatroyd
The ICC's first-class competition for non-Test playing countries, the ICC Intercontinental Cup, will switch from a regional to a global tournament from 2006 onwards.
Under a new format agreed at the recent meeting of the ICC Development Committee, the competition will become an eight-team tournament and in 2006 those teams will be divided into two groups with the winners of each group contesting a final.
Jonay Briedenhann of the Namibia Swimming Academy continued her great form of late when she won two medals at the Kwazulu Championships.
Competing against some of the top Age Group swimmers of South Africa, she won a silver medal in the 200m backstroke for Girls 15/16 to better the Namibian Age Group record as well as Monica Dahl?s decade-old Open record. Dahl?s record stood at 2:31:45, and Briedenhann?s new record now stands at 2:29:90.
A Namibian team of 10 individual and five group gymnasts performed exceptionally well in the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at the Zone Six Gymnastic Championships in Walvis Bay.
The Level 4 team won the overall gold medal, while the Pre-Junior, Junior and Senior teams all won silver medals.
Ramona Beukes and Robert Honiball were Namibia?s star gymnasts at the Zone Six Gymnastic Championships in Walvis Bay, winning the overall gold medals in the Individual Senior Girls and Boys? artistic categories respectively.
Cordula Moller was in superb form to win the Swakopmund Ultra Triathlon on Saturday.
Moller covered the gruelling event, which consisted of a 1,9km swim, a 90km cycle and a 21km run in a total time of four hours 29 minutes and one second.
Ramona Beukes and Robert Honiball were Namibia?s star gymnasts at the Zone Six Gymnastic Championships in Walvis Bay on December 9, winning the overall gold medals in the Individual Senior Girls and Boys? artistic categories respectively.