Namibia ends Youth Games on a high

03 Jun 2014 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 03 JUN (NAMPA) - The Namibian team ended the African Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana on a high, adding another six medals to their haul on the last two days.
A media statement availed to Nampa by the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) on Monday said on Friday morning, Namibia's cycling team ended their stint in Botswana's capital with a mountain bike race, where the three cyclists presented the best team performance and raked in two medals.
Also on Friday young Namibian tennis star Sedi Jacobs won the bronze medal match in the ladies’ singles against N Dzenga from Zimbabwe 6:2; 6:2.
From there, Jacobs went on to play in the ladies’ double final with her fellow Namibian Lize Moolman against Algeria's Chiraz Bechri and Yosr Elmi. That match was dominated by the Namibian girls, and they beat their opponents 6:3; 6:0. A clearly proud Frank Fredericks was the guest of honour who had the privilege of handing over the gold medals to the Namibian girls.
On Friday afternoon and Saturday it was time for Namibia's athletics team to impress in high jump, with Kristien Kruger winning the bronze in the ladies’ competition jumping a height of 1.65, followed by Viza Ujaha claiming the bronze medal in the boys’ competition with a height of 1.99.
That brought Namibia’s medal count at the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Youth Games to an impressive 14 medals.
In the overall medal table, Namibia finished the African Youth Games on an impressive 10th position out of 54 countries competing.