Third medal from Lindemeier at AAG

10 Sep 2015 09:01am
KINTELE, 10 SEP (NAMPA) – Namibian swimmer, Daniela Lindemeier won her country’s third medal at the 11th All Africa Games (AAG) underway in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
She won a bronze medal on Wednesday in the 100 metre (m) breaststroke, finishing in a time of one minute and 11.33 seconds (01:11.33).
Lindemeier also won bronze on Monday in the 200m breaststroke in a time of two minutes and 34.23 seconds (02:34.23), while on Tuesday she added another bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke, finishing in a time of 32.69 seconds.
Her three medals are the only medals for Namibia at this year’s AAG thus far.
She told Nampa after the event that the time she recorded was not her best but she was happy with the position she ended in.
Her coach and her mother, Sonia Lindemeier, added that the athlete would have done much better, but lack of rest time might have also contributed to her ending third after leading the first 50m.
“At this stage of the competition, athletes are beginning to burn out because you cannot swim breaststroke for three days in a row. Even international swimmers are given at least two days off before swimming another breaststroke as its very tiring to do it continuously and she has been doing it for three days in a row now.
“We are having a rest day tomorrow (Thursday) and will then focus on the last event of the tournament on Friday,” sated coach Lindemeier.
The swimmer will enter the pool again on Friday when she will compete in the heats of the 200m butterfly.
The 11th edition of the AAG commenced on Friday and ends on 19 September.
About 8 000 athletes from 54 countries are participating in this edition of the games.
Namibia won seven medals - one gold, one silver and five bronze – at the 2011 AAG held in Maputo, Mozambique.
(NAMPA)
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