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Veteran athletes Namibia’s last medals hope

Veteran athletes Namibia’s last medals hope

Staff Reporter


NAMIBIANS from all walks of life will again be stuck in front of their television sets to watch how two of the country’s veteran long-distance runners, Helalia Johannes and Rainhold Tomas compete for places on the podium at the Tokyo Olympic Games.


The long-distance running events are some of the last of the games.


Johannes and Tomas will be the last of the eleven Namibians to compete in Tokyo.


The Land of the Brave’s hopes to see more Olympic medals are vested in the long-distance veterans as both are strong contenders.



Johannes will make her debut on Tokyo’s track at midnight between Saturday and Sunday, while Tomas will take to the field a short while later.


Since the sensational performance of Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi during the women’s 200m sprint event on Tuesday, Namibia’s own open water swimming champion, Phillip Seidler, clocked 16th place in the ten-kilometre marathon swim event early on Wednesday morning.


Other athletes that flew the Namibian flag high at this year’s Olympic Games were boxer, Jonas Junias Jonas, mountain bikers, Alex Miller and Michelle Vorster, rower, Maike Diekmann, and road cyclists, Vera Looser and Tristan de Lange.


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