Archive - Nov 3, 2008
The guest speaker at Friday night’s Namibia Sport Awards, Hein Wagner gave an inspirational speech that will long be remembered by those who were present.
The South African was born blind but instead of bemoaning his fate and feeling sorry for himself, he turned his life around with a positive attitude.
“I did a bit of research and discovered that one out of 20 000 babies are born blind in the world. I decided that I can either feel sorry for myself for the rest of my life or embrace and celebrate my individuality,” he said.
Namibia excelled to finish third out of ten countries at the World Carp Angling Championships which recently took place in Africa for the first time.
The event, which took place for the tenth consecutive year, was hosted at Bloemhof Dam in South Africa from October 17 to 28.
By Holger Kroemer
It is done! The remaining repair work for the fence around the massive beertent of the Namibian Breweries has been completed, the big ramp for the freestylers has been prepared by Ronnie Adams and the Namibian print-media as well as the best websites worldwide have all prominently advertised this spectacular and unique motorsport highlight of the 2008 season, the "Jägermeister MX-Classic” race day!
The Archery Association of Namibia (AAN) has slammed the Namibia Sport Awards as ‘a joke’ after four of its archers, who became world champions this year were not amongst the finalists for the awards on Friday evening.
Senior archer Beatrix van der Merwe and juniors Hofmeyer van Blerk, Oliver Rohrmuller and Eunice Pieterse won gold medals in their categories at the World Field Archery Championships in Windhoek earlier this year, but were not recognised at the awards ceremony.
Namibia failed to qualify for next year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens when they finished fourth at the African regional qualifying tournament in Tunisia on Saturday.
Only the top three teams qualified for the 2009 World Cup, but Namibia missed out when they lost 26-12 to the hosts, Tunisia in the third-place play-off.
Tunisia joined Kenya and Zimbabwe as Africa’s representatives at the 24-nation World Cup, while South Africa qualified automatically from the African continent.