SPEAKER of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi, has joined Namibians in celebrating Christine Mboma for breaking the African women’s 400 metres record after running the seventh fastest time in world history at Bydgoszcz Cup in Poland.
The 18-year-old Mboma won the women’s 400 metres by half the length, finishing straight in 48.54seconds – a world under-20 record and the fastest run so far this year.
“Christine Mboma broke the world under-20 record and is the 7th fastest in the category ever. The Speaker wishes to relay the profound sense of national pride and jubilation over the stellar performance by our world record setting athlete,” said a statement by Parliament.
Katjavivi added that Mboma’s victory is a much needed boost to our national morale, during a challenging time in the midst of an onslaught by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Speaker wishes Christine and her colleague’s success in their campaigns towards the Olympics, and encourages her to continue flying the Namibian flag high,” the statement concludes.