Archive - May 6, 2012 - Story
Namibian track sensations Globine Mayova and Tjipe Herunga were in tremendous form over the weekend, leading a Namibian haul of six new national records at the South African Open Athletics Championships in Pretoria.
Majova set two new records in the 100m and 200m; Herunga set a new 400m record and also improved upon the previous 200m record; Steffi van Wyk set a 100m hurdles record; and the three then joined up with Merlyn Diamond to set a new Namibian women’s4x100m relay record.
SKW and African Stars both kept their chances alive of finishing second on the log when they played a a 1-all draw at the SKW Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Stars took the lead through Ninja Karongee shortly before halftime but Edy Mangoumou equalised on 59m.
SKW had a great chance to win the match when they won a penalty for handball in the final quarter, but Stars keeper Lloyd Kazapua brought off a fine save from Panduleni Nekundi.
Mujandjae Kasuto and Jonas Matheus will represent Namibia at the Olympic Games after they qualified in the middleweight and bantamweight divisions respectively at the Africa Olympic qualifiers in Casablanca, Morocco.
Kasuto won a silver medal in the 75kg Middleweight category after losing 10-2 on points to Haddioui Badr-Eddine of Morocco in the final on Saturday.
Kasuto showed a lot of aggression, taking the fight to Badr-Eddine, but his punches did not land cleanly, while the Moroccan raked in the points on the counterattack.