Archive - Jul 8, 2012
Madagascar beat Namibia 57-54 after extra time to win the Africa Rugby Cup Division 1B tournament in Madagascar on Sunday afternoon.
In a thrilling match that went into extra time with the teams level at 43-all at the end of normal time, Namibia held a 54-51 lead with two minutes to go.
But the home side scored the winning try in the final minute of the game to send their 35 000 fans into ecstasy.
Tjipekapora Herunga made a promising debut on the international athletics stage when she came fourth at the IAAF World Challenge 30th Meeting de Atletismo Madrid on Saturday evening.
During a packed windy meeting in Madrid the young athlete from Otjinene in the Omaheke Region took on an experienced field of athletes.
Running in Lane 3, Herunga had a slow start that saw her relegated to last position at the 200m mark. From here she however accelerated brilliantly to finish in fourth position with a time of 51,86 seconds.
Coca-Cola Namibia Bottling Company, through its product Powerade on Friday announced a sponsorship of about N$60 000 to the Namibian Paralympic team that will compete at the London Paralympic Games in August.
The sponsorship consisted of training gear, athletics equipment like starting blocks, and cool drinks and supplements.
The Namibian team spent the past month attending a high performance centre in Stellenbosch, South Africa to prepare for the Paralympic Games.
Defending champions Neo Paints Reho Falcon surged to the top of the Rugby Premier League log after a hard-fought 29-25 victory against former log leaders United in Rehoboth on Saturday.
United still held a 15-5 lead at halftime but a sterling second half performance saw Falcons secure the victory.
They scored four tries in the process to obtain an extra bonus point and are now one point clear of the chasing pack at the top of the log.