Archive - Sep 4, 2011 - Story
By Diana Dobson
It's been an action few days for the Rugby World Cup Namibian team who arrived in Gisborne on Friday.
The touring party were officially welcomed to the district at a spine-tingling powhiri at Te Poho-o-Rawiri Marae on Saturday morning.
Namibian captain Jacques Burger said the team did not know what to expect and had been left impressed by the passion of the welcome.
Abrahm Louw won Namibia’s first medal at the All Africa Games when he came second in the men’s triathlon on Sunday morning.
Erhard Wolfaardt of South Africa won the gold medal in a time of 58:30, while Louw won silver in 59:13 and Wian Sullwald of South Africa bronze in 1:01:46.
There were some close shaves for Louw as he nearly crashed on the cycling leg, while he was also slapped with a 15 second time penalty for parking his bike illegally, but in the end he comfortably held on for second place.