Archive - 2011 - Story
A new start for swimming
Swimming in Namibia had to start anew in 2010 as most of its top senior swimmers departed for tertiary education in South Africa and abroad.
An era came to an end in 2009 when Namibia was represented by six swimmers at the FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy. Jonay, Byron and Christine Briedenhann, Alex Ray, Max Siedentopf and Daniela Lindemeier all qualified for the World Championships in Rome, to set a record for Namibian representation at the World Championships.
Honiball, Van Zyl win gold for Namibia
Namibia hosted the African Gymnastics Championships for the first time in Walvis Bay in March and exceeded itself in organisational capacity as well as in honours achieved during the competition.
On March 5, Namibian gymnasts Robert Honiball and Kimberly Anne van Zyl created history by winning Namibia’s first-ever gold medals in the artistic gymnastics category at the African Gymnastics Championships.
Honiball won a gold medal in the Senior Men’s Rings final, while Van Zyl won gold in the Senior Women’s beam final.
The NFA Women’s Desk has announced a squad of 26 players in preparation for the Brave Gladiators’ Olympic Qualifiers against Angola in January. The first leg will be played in Luanda on 15 January, while the second leg will be played in Windhoek on January 29.
The NFA has called on players to ensure that they all have passports since the NFA is not responsible to apply for these personal documents, while failure to do this might result in them forfeiting their place in the national team.