SIX athletes from the Namibian National Karate Team who took part in a High Performance Training Camp at the coastal town of Swakopmund, will go on to represent Namibia at the African Games which are underway in Rabat, Morocco.
The athletes were training at the High Performance camp that was held at the Swakopmund Indoor Sport Complex that was the first of its kind to be offered to Namibian Karate Athletes.
The Namibian Karate Union stated that the aim of the intensive 4 -day training camp was to prepare the athletes for their upcoming participation in the 12 African Games which are currently being held in Rabat, Morocco. The main focus was not only a combination of fitness and karate training, but also sports psychology, nutrition and team effectiveness, thereby ensuring that the athletes are prepared to the utmost extent both physical and mentally as they set out to compete against the best Africa has to offer.
When asked to comment on the camp and the preparation of his athletes, Namibian National Karate Coach, Sensei Llewellyn said, “We have now had the time to get focused on our task at hand. All African Games is our African Olympics and our athletes have been presented with the best platform to prepare. It is time to go out and make our Nation proud. Team spirit is high; athletes are focused now more than ever. We are humble and proud to be a unit ready to deliver”.
Karate Team consists of: Suzelle Pronk (Team Captain), Stefan van der Merwe (Vice Captain), Bryan Nakambond, Lilly Mwiy, Michael Nakapandi, Mechelle Tjimuku and Marchelle de Jager (team manager).