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Namibian Olympic shottist Gaby Ahrens won the women’s category at the South African Olympic Trap 2013 Championships which took place at the Wattlespring Gun Club in Johannesburg on May 11 and 12.
The South African Championships take place every year and it's an open event,
which allows athletes from other countries to compete for the title.
Ahrens won the Women’s Division which was shot over three rounds with a score of 59 out of 75. Diane Swanton came second with a score of 50 out of 75, while Samantha Pennels came third.
Diana Viljoen of the Rossmund Bowling Club and Will Esterhuizen of TransNamib Bowling Club were crowned the Champion of Champions at the Namibian National Bowls Championships which came to an end last Saturday.
Esterhuizen, who won the title for the third year in a row, also won the Men’s Singles title.
After seven action packed days of competition the outstanding players were crowned at the Eros Bowling Club near the Safari Court Hotel in Windhoek.
Namibian athletes excelled at the recent Steinmetz Marathon in Gaborone, Botswana, with Helalia Johannes leading the way.
In the Women’s 10km category, Namibia clinched three of the first four places, with Johannes winning in a new Namibian record of 32 minutes 34 seconds.
The previous record of 33:07 was also established by Johannes in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2006.
She finished well ahead of the Olivia Chitate of Zimbabwe who came second in 34:07, while Namibia’s Lavinia Haitope came third in 34:19 and Namibia’s Alina Armas fourth in 34:55.
South Africa has confirmed that they will be participating in the COSAFA Cup Zambia 2013 and will be bringing a strong squad to boot.
Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund wanted to be able to take the strongest possible team to the regional championship, viewing it as the prestigious competition it has become.
That led to talks between the South African Football Association (SAFA) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for the release of the best players in the local league for the July 6-20 competition.
Athletics Namibia have selected the following athletes to represent Namibia at the CAA Southern Region Youth Championships on May 24 and 25. The venue still has to be confirmed.
Daniela Walder (100m, 200m); Auguste Paulus (800m, 1500m), Hilya Shilongo (800m, 1500m); Laina Linus (1500m); Rauha Rebeus (1500m, 2000m steeplechase); Monique Vermeulen (shotput).
Namibian rugby coach Danie Vermeulen was very upset about the performance of the Welwitschias on Saturday, when they lost 92-27 against South Afria U20, saying it was a disgrace.
“It was pathetic. This was not what we planned or prepared and what we expected on the field, and to be honest, its a disgrace for the jersey,” he said.
“The team will definitely be a lot stronger when we go to Dakar in Senegal, but we expect more pride on the defence because that is character and attitude and today the players didnt show any of that on the defence,” he added.
African Stars will meet Mighty Gunners in the final of the 2013 Bidvest Namibia Cup after they won their semi-finals clashes against Rundu-based sides Rundu chiefs and United Stars at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.
Action started off at 16h00 as Mighty Gunners took on United Stars and it was Gunners striker Harold Ochurub who scored in the first half to give his side a dream start and a 1-0 halftime lead.
The Welwitchias crashed to a 92-27 defeat against South Africa U20 in Stellenbosch on Saturday afternoon.
The SA side was just too fast and slick as they ran in 14 tries after building up a 40-6 lead at halftime.
Namibia made a bit of a comeback in the second half but by then the result was beyond doubt, as the South Africans finished with a canter.
The South Africans played with high intensity and pace and breached the Welwitchias’ defence with ease.
Mighty Gunners striker Harold Ochurub has taken a clear lead in the NPL Top Goalscorer competition and seems a near certainty to finish as the top goalscorer of the 2012/13 season.
With only two rounds of matches remaining, Ochurub leads the goal scorers chart with 13 goals from 20 matches.
He is five goals clear of Ramblers striker Heinrich Kazerua and African Stars midfielder Bradley Wermann who share second place with 8 goals each.
Namibia finished second overall at the COSSASA (Confederation of School Sport Associations of Southern Africa) Championships that recently took place in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Namibia won a total of 19 gold medals - the same as the overall winners, Zimbabwe, who won more silver and bronze medals.
Zimbabwe won 20 silver and 22 bronze medals, while Namibia won 11 silver and 8 bronze medals.
Zambia came third with 6 gold, 13 silver and 8 bronze medals; Botswana came fourth with 3 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze medals; and Lesotho came fifth with 3 gold and 1 bronze medals.