All Africa Games
Submitted by editor on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 16:42.
Blind athlete Ananias Shikongo became a Namibian sporting hero when he won a gold medal at the All Africa Games in September.
Competing in the T11 200m final, he initially finished second, a split second behind Octavio dos Santos of Angola. But later, after a review, the Angolan was disqualified since his guide had pulled him and Shikongo was declared the winner.
With this feat, Shikongo entered the record books as he became only the fourth Namibian athlete and the first since 1991 to win a gold medal at the All Africa Games.
Submitted by editor on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 12:55.
Namibia finished 19th overall on the medal standings at the All Africa Games with a total of seven medals by Saturday morning. The All Africa Games are now nearly completed, with just the soccer final still to be decided on Sunday afternoon, to be followed by the closing ceremony at the Zimpeto Stadium.
Namibia won one gold, one silver and five bronze medals to finish 19th overall.
It was Namibia’s best performance at the All Africa Games since their debut in Cairo 1991 when they won 13 medals.
Submitted by editor on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 07:22.
Helalia Johannes won a bronze medal in the Women’s Half Marathon at the All Africa Games on Thursday morning when she came third in 1:11:12.
It was Johannes’ best time this season and only 13 seconds outside her national record of 1:10:59.
It was a great performance by Johannes, who was suffering from flu and had to dig deep to win the bronze medal.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 22:31.
In a dramatic evening at the All Africa Games on Tuesday, Namibia’s medal haul shot up to five, after para-athlete Ananias Shikongo won two medals and Martin Aloysius another, although this still had to be confirmed.
Coming hot on the heels of Tjipekapora Herunga’s bronze medal in the women’s 400m final, Namibia now has a total haul of one gold, one silver and three bronze medals so far.
Namibia’s blind para-athlete Ananias Shikongo set the tone with a bronze medal in the T11 400m after finishing third behind two Angolan athletes in a new Namibian record of 53,07 seconds.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:41.
Tjipekapora Herunga won Namibia’s second medal at the All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique on Tuesday evening when she came third in the women’s 400m final.
The race was won by Amantle Montsho of Botswana, with Ami Thiam of Senegal second. Tjipekapora came third, just behind Thiam in a new Namibian record time of 51,84 seconds.
Her time beat her previous record time of 52,36 seconds, while she also beat the 2012 London Olympic Games qualifying time of 52,00 seconds.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:46.
Tuki Jacobs was Namibia’s only tennis player to progress to the third round after action at the All Africa Games on Tuesday.
Jacobs beat Madou Keita of Mali in a tough three setter, but Johan de Witt and Riekie Honiball were both eliminated in the singles competition.
Jacobs got off to a shaky start against Keita, who shot into an early 4-1 lead in the first set.
Jacobs however found his rhythm and with his powerful serves and groundstrokes hitting the mark he hauled in the deficit to draw level at 4-4 before breaking Keita’s serve to win the first set 6-4.
Submitted by editor on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 17:03.
Namibia’s tennis team got off to a good start at the All Africa Games, with Tuki Jacobs and Johan de Witt both winning their men’s singles first round matches in impressive style. In the women’s singles competition, however, Carita Moolman was eliminated in the second round.
Tuki Jacobs, who is the 14th seed in the men’s singles competition, received a first round bye before thrashing Miguel Paixao Andre of Angola 6-0, 6-0 on Monday. The Angolan had no answer for Jacobs’ powerful serves and groundstrokes, as the Namibian ground out a convincing victory.
Submitted by editor on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 17:31.
Namibian 400m athlete Tjipekapora Herunga got off to a great start at the All Africa Games on Sunday when she won her heat in a fast time of 52,61 seconds.
It was her fastest time since she set a new Namibian record of 52,36 seconds in South Africa in March, while it was also the fastest time of all the heats.
Herunga said she had a very relaxed race and was surprised by her time.
“I pushed for the first 100m but after that I took it very relaxed so I’m quite surprised by my fast time,” she said.
Submitted by editor on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 14:18.
Namibia’s Deputy Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Pohamba Shifeta has reprimanded two sport codes - boxing and karate - for not paying their international affiliation fees, saying that it was an embarrassment for the country.
Shifeta was speaking to Namibian reporters in Maputo, Mozambique where the 10th All Africa Games are currently taking place.
Submitted by editor on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 12:53.
Namibia’s chess team picked up their first victory at the All Africa Games on Friday when they beat Ghana by three and a half points to a half.
Ghana only had two players in their team, with the result that Otto Nakapunda and Simon Shidolo won their matches by default since they did not have opponents to play against.
Frans Dennis however put up a fine performance to beat his Ghanaian opponent while Charles Eichab drew his match.
It was Namibia’s first victory at the All Africa Games after they suffered earlier defeats to Algeria, Madagascar and Kenya.