Namibia finished a disappointing sixth out of nine nations at the Confederation of African Athletics Southern Region Youth Championships in Harare on Sunday.
South Africa dominated the championships with a total of 41 medals, consisting of 19 gold, 16 silver and 6 bronze medals.
Botswana came second with 5 medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) while Zambia came third with 3 medals (2 gold, 1 bronze).
The hosts Zimbabwe came fourth with 11 medals (1 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze), Mauritius came fifth with 3 medals (1 gold, 2 silver) and Namibia came sixth with 9 medals (4 silver and 5 bronze).
They were followed by Lesotho, Seychelles and Mozambique.
Namibia’s silver medallists were Shiivomwene Shilongo, Kevin Mieze, Bredell Wessels and Kristien Kruger.
Shiivomwene came second in the women’s 3000m in 10:02,13, finishing well behind Carina Viljoen of South Africa who won in 9:51,0.
Mieze came second in the men’s highjump with a height of 1,92m, finishing behind Muchichwa Takudzwa of Zimbabwe who won with a height of 2,02m.
Bredell Wessels came second in the men’s javelin with a distance of 62,87m, finishing well behind Pieter Kriel of South Africa who won with a distance of 70,5m.
Kristien Kruger came second in the women’s long jump with a distance of 5,33m, finishing behind Eunice Kutlo of Botswana who won with a distance of 5,40m.
Namibia’s bronze medallists were Johanna Shiwela, Faustina Mingela, Abrille Beukes, Wilhelm Rademeyer and Sune Wittmann.
Shiwela came third in the women’s 800m in 2:14,7, Mingela came third in the women’s 1 500m in 4:42,7, Beukes came third in the women’s high jump in 1,63m, Rademeyer came third in the men’s shotput in 14,85m and Wittmann came third in the women’s javelin in 46,05m.
The complete results are attached
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