Archive - Aug 2005
13-year-old Quinton Delie has been Namibia?s top performer at the All Africa Junior Swimming Championships in Mauritius.
After the third day of competition, Delie has been Namibia?s sole medal winner, winning three bronze medals in the Boys Under 14 category, while he also set four new Namibian age group records.
Namibian long distance legend Luketz Swartbooi won the first of the three half marathons comprising the Old Mutual Victory Races series in Oshakati on August 13.
Swartbooi finished in a time of 01:03:48 and was closely followed home by Willem Rooi who finished in 01:06:48. Tomas David came third in 01:07:26.
Windhoek High School won the Metropolitan Boards Trophy Under 19 Super League title after beating Elnatan 24-15 in the final on August 13.
It was the third year in a row that WHS had won the Super League title and the 11th year in total since the start of the competition 13 years ago.
A team of 17 swimmers will represent Namibia at the African Junior Championships in Mauritius from August 18 to 21.
The swimmers that met stringent qualifying standards set by the Namibia Amateur Swimming Union (NASU) and were selected to the team are as follows:
Rookies and Unam Hoppers won the men and women?s Premier League titles respectively at the first Cash Converters Seven-a-side Hockey Tournament that took place at the Doc Jubber fields in Windhoek on August 6.
South Africa?s Mike Tootill won the Old Mutual, Namibian Open squash title when he beat Zambia?s Lazarus Chilufya in the final in Windhoek on August 7.
Tootill, who is South Africa?s second ranked professional squash player, beat Chilufya 9-1, 9-5, 6-9, 9-1 to win the title and a first prize cheque of N$7 000.
Paulus ?The Hitman? Moses won the vacant WBA Pan African Lightweight title when he knocked out South Africa?s Joni Simphiwe in the sixth round on July 5.
Moses cornered Simphiwe in his own corner and put him down with a crunching right hook. Simphiwe soon got up, but on gingerly legs, and referee Wally Snowball counted him out on his feet.
Rupesh Roy of India won the boys singles title of the ITF South and Central African Junior Tennis tournament in Windhoek on August 5 after beating Namibia?s Jurgens Strydom 6-3, 6-3 in the final on July 5.
Jurgens Strydom progressed to the final of the ITF South and Central African Junior Tennis Tournament in Windhoek after beating Wesley Baptiste of South Africa 6-4, 6-1 on July 4.
After a tough first set, the top-seeded Namibian?s powerful all-round game proved too much, as he comfortably won the second set. Strydom is now on course to win the title for the second year in a row after he beat South Africa?s Kevin Kerr in the singles final of the corresponding tournament in Windhoek in 2004.
Top seeds Jurgens Strydom of Namibia and Rupesh Roy of Indonesia comfortably reached the boys singles semifinals of the ITF South & Central African Junior Tennis Tournament in Windhoek on August 3.