Archive - 2005
Namibian professional tennis coach Elizma Nortje attended the 14th annual International Tennis Federation Worldwide Coaches Workshop in Turkey on October 17 ? 23.
Among the 300 participants from more than 100 nations were some of the world?s best coaches, technical directors and sport psychologists. These included Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, a former world number one and the youngest woman to win the French Open; Steven Martens, the technical director of the Flemish Tennis Association, who has worked with top Belgian players like Xavier Malisse, Justine Henin-Harden and Kim Clijsters; Luis Brugera who runs one of the top tennis academies in Spain and has worked with several world-class players such as his son, Sergei Brugera, a two-time winner of the French Open; and one of the world?s top biomechanists, Bruce Elliot of Australia.
Collin Dugmore of Germany finally won the Namibian Moto Cross Inter Series, after winning the final leg ? the Air Namibia Dirt Busters at the Gallina Race Track on November 5.
It was Dugmore?s fourth attempt to win the title, while he was the ninth International Open Namibian champion since the start of the Inter Series. The final leg was also special for Dutchman Boyd Karsmakers who got married on the podium after the final King of the Dirt race.
Seven new school swimming records were established at the Pupkewitz Gala which simultaneously too place in Windhoek and Swakopmund on October 28 and 29.
In the Boys 8 year old category Adriaan Visser of St Georges broke the 50m butterfly record by 6,5 seconds to set a new record of 56,58 seconds.
MTC managing director Bengt Strenge has recommitted MTC?s support of sport in Namibia, while also calling on sport administrators not to be involved in sport for personal gain.
Strenge?s speech was read by MTC?s Senior Manager: Corporate Services, Albertus Auchamub at the Namibia Sport Awards function on October 28.
By Bernd Kroemer
As expected, the German-South African Collin Dugmore won the first leg of the Namibian Moto Cross Inter Series "Air Namibia Dash for Cash" and the big trophy sponsored by Air Namibia on October 29. Once again it was an event with many superlatives.
The president of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) Brian van Rooyen reiterated his support for Namibian rugby in general, and added that a South African A rugby team would play Namibia in Windhoek in 2006.
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Drama in The Namibian Cycle Classic
Young Turks lead the Tour de Windhoek
Hockey women win African Bronze medal
By Dan Rutstein
Angry confrontations and accusations of racism scarred the final day of Bermuda?s Namibia tour as coach Gus Logie pulled his players from the field in the face of intimidating bowling.
By Dan Rutstein
The controversial finale to the second limited overs match between Namibia and Bermuda on October 28 only shortened the agonising death throes of a side who once again were outplayed by a young Namibia outfit and appeared destined for a defeat by as many as 190 runs.
Japhet Uutoni and Agnes Samaria won the Namibian Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year awards in Windhoek on October 28.
The 19-year-old Uutoni won the award after winning a silver medal at the African Boxing Championships and a gold medal at the Zone Six Boxing Championships. Uutoni beat cyclist Mannie Heymans, endurance rider Armin van Biljon and bowls player Douw Calitz to win the award.