Archive - Jul 2009
Not even a broken nose could stop rhythmic gymnast Anica Profitt of the Walvis Bay Gymnastics Club from giving an excellent performance to finish second overall at the second National Rhythmic Gymnastics Qualifying competition at the SKW club on Saturday.
During the warm up session on the second day of the competition, Anica fell and cracked her nose. The severe bleeding was stopped and she was treated immediately afterwards with ice packs and an ice spray. Barely 10 minutes later she successfully completed her first competition routine for the day in the Junior Olympic section.
The election of Frank Fredericks as Athletics Namibia’s new president seems to have restored some confidence in the beleaguered sport code, with Consolidated Sugar Industries on Friday announcing that it will soon start negotiations with Fredericks with a view to sponsoring athletics.
The announcement was made by CSI’s chief executive officer Deon van Dyk at a press conference to announce a sponsorship to Namibian marathon athlete Reinhold Iita.