Impressive ride by Craven at CWG
04 Aug 2014 08:20am
WINDHOEK, 04 AUG (NAMPA) Namibian road cyclist Dan Craven put in an impressive performance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday to end ninth.
A group of 140 cyclists started the 168.2 km race in the rainy city of Glasgow, and only 12 cyclists finished the race with the rest crashing out due to slippery roads or because of technical problems with their bicycles.
Geraint Thomas of Wales won the gold medal, with New Zealands Jack Bauer taking the silver and Scott Thwaites of England getting the bronze.
Other Namibian cyclists like Till Drobish, Gerhard Mans, Costa Seibeb, Loto Petrus and Heiko Redecker joined the group of Vera Adrian and Irene Steyn, who earlier also failed to finish their womens road race on Sunday.
Namibia has secured three medals at the Commonwealth Games thus far.
There was one silver from boxer Junius Jonas and two bronze medals won by Paralympians Johanna Benson and Lahja Ishitile in ghe womens T34 long jump and the womens T12 100 metres, respectively.
The Commonwealth Games came to a close on Sunday evening after more than a weeks competition.