Archive - Jul 15, 2012 - Story
Four Namibian records were established at the Namibian Amateur Swimming Union (NASU) Short Course Gala 2 that was held at the Dolphins swimming pool in Windhoek over the weekend.
Despite the bitterly cold weather, a total of 85 swimmers from Dolphins Swimming Club, Namib Swimming Academy and Swakopmund Swimming Club, competed in 21 events over the two days.
Oranjemund swimmers did not participate in the Gala but will host their own meet later this month.
On the whole, the gala was perceived to be a very successful one.
Marc Bassingthwaighte was a comfortable winner of the Elite Men’s category of the Namibia National Mountain Bike Championships which took place in Windhoek on Sunday.
Bassinghtwaighte completed the 36km course in a time of 1 hour 46 minutes 30 seconds, to finish nearly five minutes ahead of second-placed Mannie Heymans.
Heymans, who turned 41 on Saturday, came second in 1:51:15, and was involved in a titanic battle with Heinrich Kohne, who came third in 1:51:22.