Ahrens and Paralympic athletes in action today

28 Jul 2014 08:40am
WINDHOEK, 28 JUL (NAMPA) - Namibia's Gaby Ahrens will be hoping for another podium position when she takes aim at the 2014 Commonwealth Games’ shooting competition in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday.
She scooped a bronze medal in the women’s Trap shooting event at the 2010 edition of the Games in New Delhi, India.
Trapshooting is one of three major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting or shotgun shooting at clay targets.
In trap shooting, the targets are launched from a single 'house' or machine, generally away from the shooter.
Ahrens is, however, suffering from flu at the moment.
Team Namibia officials in Glasgow told Nampa in a statement issued on Sunday that this influenza could impact her performance on Monday, but she is confident that she would recover in time to be in good shape.
“After a training session at the competition’s shooting range on Friday, I feel comfortable and happy with my form,” the 33-year-old Ahrens was quoted as saying in the statement.
Other Namibian athletes in action on Monday are paralympians Anna Kambinda, Johanna Katjikuru, Lahja Ishitile and Etchegaray Nguluwe.
The three women will compete in the women's 100m T11/T12, and Nguluwe in the F42/F/44 discus throw event.
Their coach Michael Hamukwaya said they are all confident ahead of their events on Monday.
“We finished our preparations on Saturday, and the girls are ready and standing tall.
I am happy with their preparations, and we are looking forward to the competition,” he was quoted as saying.
Since the event started on 23 July, Namibia has won one bronze medal through Johanna Benson in the T37 long jump event.
The country’s long-distance runners Helalia Johannes and Beata Naigambo ended fifth and 11th overall in the women’s marathon on Sunday.