Archive - Jul 21, 2009 - Story
One of Namibia’s top senior gymnasts of the past few years, Kimberly Ann van Zyl’s future participation is in doubt after a back injury prevented her from competing at last weekend’s Central Zone Gymnastics competition. Van Zyl aggravated the injury at the African Championships in Cairo at the beginning of 2009 and since then has been out of action.
Frank Fredericks addressed his first press conference as president of Athletics Namibia on Tuesday where he set out his vision and goals to get the beleaguered sport back on track in Namibia.
Fredericks said he had already delivered on a campaign promise after establishing an office for Athletics Namibia in Windhoek.
“Because of a shortage of funds, Athletics Namibia did not have an office and I said I’d make sure that we have one and now we do,” he said.
Namibia will be represented by four athletes at the World Athletics Championships which take place in Berlin, Germany from August 15 to 23, 2009.
The president of Athletics Namibia Frank Fredericks made the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday, saying that Namibia will be represented by marathon athletes Helalia Johannes, Beata Naigambo and Reinhold Iita and long jumper Stephan Louw.
Johannes Naitembu and Beata Naigambo were the overall winners of the second leg of the Old Mutual Victory Races which took place in Swakopmund on Saturday.
Naitembu won the men’s 21km race in a fine time of 1:06,04, with Meinhardt Kauanivi following shortly behind in 01:06:21, while Erich Goeieman came third in 1:06:41.