Archive - Aug 20, 2009 - Story
Namibian long jumper Stephan Louw failed to qualify for the finals at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany on Thursday. Competing in Group A of the first qualifying round, Louw finished 14th out of 23 athletes with a best effort of 7,74 metres.
Louw overstepped with his first jump and then cleared 7,74m and 7,69m with his next two efforts.
This was well outside the Namibian record of 8,24m that he set in Germiston, South Africa in January 2008. It was also outside his season’s best distance of 7,95m which he set in Praha, in the Czech Republic on June 8.
The Brave Warriors’ search for an international opponent has finally been solved after the NFA announced on Thursday that Namibia would play Swaziland in a friendly match in Windhoek on Saturday, September 5.
Brave Warriors team manager Tim Isaacs told Namibia Sport that the NFA had sent their counterparts in Swaziland an invitation for the match which they had accepted.