Archive - Aug 15, 2012
Africa had a disappointing Olympic Games with none appearing amongst the top 20 nations on the final medals table.
Four years ago in Beijing, Kenya (13th) and Ethiopia (18th) both finished among the top 20 nations, but in London, the top ranked African country was South Africa, who came 23rd overall with 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal.
They were followed by Ethiopia who were 24th overall with 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals, while Kenya could only manage to come 28th overall with 2 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals.
Namibia failed to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, to prolong their medal drought at the world’s elite sporting spectacle to 16 years.
The last time that Namibia appeared on the winners podium was in 1996 in Atlanta when Frank Fredericks won two silver medals in the 100m and 200m.
But since then, in subsequent Games in Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Namibia has not won a medal. The closest that Namibia came to a medal came in 2004 when Fredericks, then 36 years old, came fourth in the 200m final.
Namibia Premier League champions Black Africa will open the defence of their title against arch-rivals Orlando Pirates when the first round of the 2012/13 MTC NPL season kicks off on September 22.
In other first round matches, SKW will face Ramblers; Mighty Gunners will host Tigers; and Eleven Arrows will host Civics.
Newly promoted Tura Magic will host Blue Waters, while Rundu Chiefs will travel to Windhoek to face African Stars.
Windhoek Old Boys won both the men and women’s Premier League titles of the Field Hockey Leaue that came to an end last weekend.
The WOBSC men´s team won their last match of the season 4-1 against DTS on Saturday at the Doc Jubber Fields in Olympia.
Trevor Cormack gave WOB a 2-0 lead by scoring a brace in the first half.
After the break, Wian Schickerling pulled one back for DTS, but a third goal by Cormack and another one by Lev Whittaker gave the log leaders a comfortable victory.
This past weekend saw the sixth round of the Bank Windhoek Namibian National Enduro Series at the Tony Rust race course. The event was co-sponsored by Chelsea Fashion.
A big turnout of 70 competitors lined up to take on the obstacles and conditions that the organizers and nature put in their way.
In the Class 2 battle, Claude Brendel stepped up the pace and took the podium to narrow the points lead held by Kai Hennes.
In the Open National class, Henner Rusch made a comeback changing to the two stroke Husaberg and took victory on his first race out on the new machine.