Archive - Jul 9, 2012
Beata Naigambo gave a fantastic performance to beat more than 25 000 athletes to win a 10km road race in London over the weekend.
The race served as a test event for the London Olympic Games, which will start in 15 days’ time and Naigambo’s victory was the latest in a string of excellent performances that she has achieved abroad so far this year.
In January she broke the Namibian marathon record when she came 14th in the Dubai International Marathon in a time of 2:29:20.
Two Namibian junior athletes, Charlene Engelbrecht and Fred-Charles Pieterse will represent Namibia at the World Junior Championships set to take place in Barcelona, Spain from Tuesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 15.
The duo’s participation at the competition will not only be one of pride, but it will mark a nostalgic journey through the heart of Barcelona, where Namibia gained its first Olympic medals through Namibian sprinting legend and Athletics Namibia President, Frank Fredericks.
Following the Brave Gladiators’ two narrow defeats against the experienced German Students team, coach Jacqueline Shipanga reckons the future of Namibian women’s football is promising.
The Brave Gladiators team that blended youth and seasoned players faced off against the German Students last Thursday in Windhoek and lost 1-0 before they once again lost by the same score in Swakopmund on Sunday.
According to Shipanga, the team showed great determination and willingness to compete against some top class opponents.
The Brave Warriors B team on Sunday held hosts Ghana to a 2-2 draw in the first match of the Three-Nation Under-20 tournament at the Accra Sport Stadium.
Namibia got off to a poor start as Ghana took a first minute lead through Fatau Safiu, while striker Benjamin Fadi made it 2-0 after only 12 minutes.
Namibia however came back strongly in the second half and were soon on level terms after two goals in quick succession.