Archive - 2011
Boxing grows from strength to strength
Boxing in Namibia continued to enjoy success in 2011 with several professional tournaments being staged, while a growing number of Namibian boxers started to make their presence felt at a professional level.
Namibian boxing promoter Nestor Tobias received the World Boxing Organisation’s African Promoter of the Year award for the second year in a row after once again hosting some top class tournaments throughout the year.
On 27 December the annual Pupkewitz Jetty Mile will take place in Swakopmund. This annual holiday event attracts many swimmers as well as spectators that line the route from the Tiger Reef Beach Bar to the Mole.
Event organisers Otb Sport, said that they expected close to 200 swimmers but many participants for this event were "late entries" so that it was difficult to estimate numbers. In addition many people like to see what sea conditions will be like closer to the time.
Namibian Athletics comes of age
A new generation of athletes came of age during 2011 with some top class performances on the international stage.
The biggest impact came at the 10th All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique in September, when Namibia’s athletes won three medals.
Namibia’s 23-year-old athlete Tjipekapora Herunga led the way with two bronze medals in the 200m and 400m for women.