Globine Mayova continued her good form of late by winning the 200m at an international athletics meeting in Tampere, Finland on Sunday.
Despite the rainy conditions, Mayova ran the bend aggressively and powered down the home straight to win in a time of 24,14 seconds, with compatriot Tjipekapora Herunga coming fourth in 24,33.
Mayova expressed delight at her victory but said the conditions were not conducive to fast times.
"It's nice to be racing again and to get off to a winning start. Unfortunately we didn't have good weather today and that's evident from the times we ran so hopefully next time we will have good weather as I am ready and hungry to ran faster. I am still confident I can make the Olympic standards in time,” she said.
Mayova is just outside the Olympic B qualifying time of 23,30 seconds, after having established a Namibian record time of 23,39 seconds at the South African Yellow Pages series in April.
In the 100m for men, Hitjivirue Kaanjuka came second in the final with a time of 10,59 seconds. Earlier in the day Kaanjuka won his heat in 10,68 to qualify for the final.
"I am happy with my race and I am looking forward to the next races and running faster times,” he said.
“We have trained extremely hard and made a lot of sacrifices, so I hope that we can set fast times, as a token of appreciation for Vision 2016 and the Directorate of Sport,” he added.
The athletes will move to Turpu, Finland for their next competition on Wednesday. The Athletes are part of the Vision 2016 Directorate of Sport, Athletics Development program.
Coach Letu Hamhola expressed his satisfaction with the performances.
“We are using the meetings in Europe to prepare for the African Athletics Championships in Benin at the end of June, as well as to try and qualify for the Olympic Games, as I believe they all stand a chance to do that. The results in training have been positive so we just have to make the transition to competition,” he said.