Archive - 2008
Namibia’s medal tally moved up to 10 at the Zone Six Youth Games on Monday, with Namibia’s athletes and swimmers leading the way with some outstanding performances. After Monday’s events Namibia had won one gold, five silver and four bronze medals to lie second overall behind South Africa.
Long distance runner Lavinia Haitope won Namibia’s first gold medal at the Games when she convincingly won the women’s 5 000m in a time of 17 minutes 27,48 seconds. She finished five seconds ahead of the second placed athlete.
By Gudrun Denker
Following Namibia’s 2007 participation in the VII South American Championships in Sao Paulo, the Namibia Ice and Inline Hockey Associations (NIIHA) decided to increase Namibia’s participation in international Inline Hockey events. This weekend’s (December 12-14) Inter-Conti Cup 2008 will be the first International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) International Inline Hockey Tournament to be hosted in Africa. The Inter-Conti Cup 2008 will showcase local Namibian talent against Brazil – arguably the southern hemisphere’s strongest inline hockey country.
Brazil’s national A and B inline hockey teams arrived in Windhoek on Monday for a week long tour that will culminate in national matches against Namibia A and B in Swakopmund over the weekend. Directly after their arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport they were whisked off to the DTS Hall in Olympia for a warm-up tournament against some of Namibia’s leading club sides.
Gudrun Denker reports.