Benson promises to do better in 400m race


Namibia’s 2012 Paralympics medallist, Johanna Benson reached the semi-final stage of the T37, 400 metre (m) race on Monday at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Benson finished fourth in heat-one with a time of 1:10.79 seconds.
Georgina Hermitage of Great Britain won the heat after setting a new Paralympic record of 1:03.44 seconds.

Shikongo wins second medal for Namibia in Rio


Namibian sprinter Ananias Shikongo won a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Shikongo and his guide Even Tjiviju ended third in the men’s T11, 100 metre category on Sunday with a regional record of 11.11 seconds.

World record holder David Brown of America and his guide Jerome Avery won with a new Paralympic record of 10.99 seconds.

Home favourite Felipe Gomes and his guide Jonas de Lima Silva finished second.

Speaking to Nampa after the race, Shikongo said he surprised himself by winning bronze.

Ishitile through to the next round of Paralympics


Paralympic sprinter Lahja Ishitile and her guide David Ndeilenga qualified for the next round of the women’s T11 100metre (m) race of the 2016 Paralympic Games currently underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ishitile was the first Namibian to compete after the event opened Wednesday.
She finished second in heat four behind Geber Santos of Brazil and her guide Guilherme Soares. They ran 12.34 seconds.

Ishitile set a regional record of 12.59 seconds. She will run in heat one of the semi-finals on Friday 16h42 Namibian time.

Super Cup finals promise fireworks


The 2016 Standard Bank Super Cup final between African Stars and Tigers at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday promises to be a spectacular match, with both teams raring to go.

Speaking at a media conference where both teams were presented with their playing gear at Soccer House in the capital on Wednesday, Stars’ stand-in captain Denis Tjetjinda said his team is well prepared and they are looking forward to the game on Saturday.

Sports funding a major headache: Ekandjo


Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Jerry Ekandjo on Monday said the funding of sports remains a headache in Namibia, as the economy cannot sustain all 48 sports codes’ needs adequately.

Speaking during the appointment ceremony of the Namibian Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board members, Ekandjo said his ministry is not adequately funded, a situation that is seriously affecting sports in the country.

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