Archive - 2005
The honours were quite even between Namibia and Zimbabwe in a junior cricket tournament in Windhoek that drew to a close on December 9.
Zimbabwe?s national Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 teams played against their Namibian counterparts in a series of friendly matches against, with each age group playing three matches. After the first two encounters, Zimbabwe dominated the Under 13 and Under 15 categories, while Namibia dominated the Under 17 category.
Jonay Briedenhann of the Namibia Swimming Academy set the only record at the Gala 7 of the 2005/06 swimming season on December 3.
The 15-year-old Namibia Swimming Academy swimmer set a new record of 1:07:90 in the Girls 15-16 year old 100m butterfly event, to break Monica Dahl?s record of 1:08,40.
Byron Briedenhann of the Namibia Swimming Academy was the star swimmer at Gala 6 of the 2005/06 swimming season as he established three new age group records on December 2.
Competing in the Boys 13/14 year age group category, the 14-year-old Briedenhann set new records in the 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly and 400m individual medley events.
The NRU voted three new members on to their exco at a special annual general meeting on November 26.
The three members - Pieter Fick, Ettienne Coetzee and Karel Kruger - all have strong financial and Business Administration backgrounds.
Pepsi Unam and Windhoek Old Boys Sports Club were the big winners of the Namibia Field Hockey League that was recently concluded.
Pepsi Unam won the men?s Premier League title as well as the men?s First Division title. Unam has dominated men?s hockey this decade and won the Premier League title for the fifth time in six years.
On a recent trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe, an 11-man team of Namibian amateur boxers punched their way to 11 gold medals.
In the Botswana round of friendly bouts, the Namibians scooped five golds, a tally which was equalled by the host nation and the event was declared a draw.
Since the beginning of November, Namibian swimmers have broken a total of 13 national age group records.
At the recently held FINA World Cup in Durban, 15 year-old Jonay Briedenhann improved a total of eleven short course records, including six in her age group (15-16) and five open records. She also achieved qualifying times for the Commonwealth Games and World Championships scheduled for next year.
Despite the level of the Oanob Dam being low, the venue at Lake Oanob Resort proved to be an excellent choice for the 1. Namibia Swimming Mile which took place on November 20.
A total of 96 swimming and outdoor enthusiasts entered the inaugural race with the youngest competitors being 8 years old. Perfect weather and calm waters aided the success of this event. Although at this stage the onus of open water swimming in Namibia is on participation rather than competition spectators were treated to a great race.
JR Franks of Excelsior Gymnastic Club was the best gymnast at the Telecom National Gymnastics Championships in Windhoek on November 5.
Franks, who is still only 10 years old, received a trophy and prize money for being the best Level 5 ? 8 gymnast with an average score of 8,13.
Windhoek Harriers Club handed over the proceeds of several races, amounting to N$6 800 to the Christina Swart Opperman Aids Orphan Foundation Trust at a press conference in Windhoek on November 9.
At the occasion a former chairman of Windhoek Harriers, Keith Lewins said that the club had played a big role in the development of sport in Namibia.