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Star athletes getting ready for Tokyo Olympics

Star athletes getting ready for Tokyo Olympics

Marthina Mutanga


NAMIBIA’S super star athletes, 18-year-old Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma are busy sharpening themselves mentally and physically for the Olympics Games in Tokyo.


The Olympic Games in Japan are set to start on 23 July and will continue until 8 August.


Coach Henk Botha said that the super sprinters will depart two days in advance to get acclimatised.


“We need to do our health checks daily to ensure that we are keeping safe for preparation and travel next week,” Botha said.


  • super star athletes Beatrice Masilingi Christine Mboma Olympics Games Tokyo


According to Botha, the girls are mentally prepared despite their disqualification from the 400-metre sprint event by the World Athletics Body.


As a result, Mboma and Masilingi will only be able to compete in the 200-metre sprint and stated that they are 100% ready for the games.


Besides the two super sprinters, nine other athletes will represent Namibia at the Tokyo Olympics.


The Namibian contingent will also be accompanied by 17 supporting staff such as coaches, managers, medical staff, members of the Namibia National Olympic Committee, as well as some government officials.


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