Archive - Jul 2009
All roads lead to the Windhoek Country Club on Saturday when Namibia’s word champion Paulus “The Hitman” Moses will defend his WBA lightweight title against Takehiro Shimada of Japan.
It will be a historic event - the first time that Namibia will host a world title fight - and judging by ticket sales a full house of about 3 000 fans can be expected at the Country Club on Saturday evening.
Bank Windhoek has partnered with Intendo Gymnastics Club to host the second Qualifying Trampoline and Tumbling Competition, to be hosted on 25 July 2009.
This Qualifying Tournament allows the gymnasts much needed competition and aims to expose the sport to the wider public. Amongst the 47 gymnasts that will be in action this weekend are the well-known Michellé Solomons, Jivanka Kruger and Nicole Visser. These 47 gymnasts hail from four clubs.
Paulus “The Hitman” Moses and Takehiro Shimada both passed their unofficial pre-medical checkup on Wednesday and were declared medically fit for their WBA lightweight world title fight on Saturday evening.
According to the unofficial weigh-in Moses weighed in at 63,20kg while Shimada had a slight weight advantage, weighing in at 63,85kg. The official medical check-up and weigh-in will however only be done on Friday.
The promoter of the fight, Nestor Tobias said it was all systems go and that tickets were selling out fast.
Namibia’s African mountain bike champions, Marc Bassingthwaighte and Heletje van Staden were comfortable winners of the Hochland Engen MB Marathon that took place in Windhoek on Saturday.
Bassingthwaighte, who won the Men’s Elite title at the African Championships in South Africa earlier this month, won the Elite men’s category over 50km in a time of 2:33:50. Heinrich Krohne came second 20 seconds behind, while Damien Agnew came third in a time of 2:57:06.
Bassingthwaighte said he did not take the race too seriously and approached it as a fun event.