Archive - Sep 11, 2011 - Story
Namibian 400m athlete Tjipekapora Herunga got off to a great start at the All Africa Games on Sunday when she won her heat in a fast time of 52,61 seconds.
It was her fastest time since she set a new Namibian record of 52,36 seconds in South Africa in March, while it was also the fastest time of all the heats.
Herunga said she had a very relaxed race and was surprised by her time.
“I pushed for the first 100m but after that I took it very relaxed so I’m quite surprised by my fast time,” she said.
Namibia’s Deputy Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Pohamba Shifeta has reprimanded two sport codes - boxing and karate - for not paying their international affiliation fees, saying that it was an embarrassment for the country.
Shifeta was speaking to Namibian reporters in Maputo, Mozambique where the 10th All Africa Games are currently taking place.