Oberholzer and Adelaar win gold at Youth Games

27 May 2014 18:43pm
WINDHOEK, 26 MAY (NAMPA) – Swimmers Zanré Oberholzer and Sonja Adelaar became the first Namibians to win medals at the African Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana on Friday.
According to reports received from Namibia National Olympics Committee (NNOC) personnel attending the Games, Oberholzer won a gold medal in the 100m backstroke with a time of 1:04:46, after she finished second in the qualifying heats on Friday.
Adelaar, who also finished second in her qualifying heats, brought home the second gold medal for Namibia on the first day of the swimming competition in the 100m freestyle with a time of 59:01.
Lushano Lamprecht also narrowly missed out on the medals when he finished fourth in the 100m backstroke for boys, with fellow Namibian Nicolai Flemming finishing sixth.
Jörn Diekmann finished a respectable seventh in the 400m men's freestyle, with Antonia Roth finishing sixth in the 100m ladies backstroke event.
On day two, Adelaar missed out by the slightest of margins in two races on a second medal. In the 200m individual medley, she finished fourth in a time of 2:26:07 and again fourth in the 50m butterfly event in a time of 29:18, only four hundreds of a second behind the bronze medallist.
Also on Saturday, Toni Roth finished sixth in the ladies individual medley, while Lushano Lamprecht secured seventh position in the 100m men's butterfly and Nicolai Flemming claimed eighth in the men's 200m freestyle.