NAMIBIANS are carrying the flag high in international competitions with the Commonwealth Team already bagging three bronze medals, Helalia Johannes in the prestige marathon coming in third, Alexander Miller(cycling) with bronze and Ananias Shikongo with his guide, Even Tjiviju, third in the 100m(T12) race.
With Christine Mboma advancing to the 200m semi-finals taking place tonight at 21h00, Namibians hope to push her through to the finals. Namibia remains in the top half of the 72 countries and territories that compete as teams in Birmingham.
Ivan Geldenhuys will be in action in the 400m semi-finals at 22h00.
Thousands of kilometres further in the Colombian City of Cali, Tuane Silver, became the fifth best U/20 women’s shot-putter in the world, recording a distance of 15,95 metres.
Two sisters, Arlane and Caroline Neumann with Zonnika Cillers won the equestrian World Cup as part of the international team that consisted of an additional two South Africans and an American rider.
In the meantime, the Namibian cricket side is preparing for the T-20 World cup and they received an international ICC award for their performances the past year.