More medals for Namibia at SASAPD championships

04 Apr 2017 08:50am
By Hesron Kapanga
PORT ELIZABETH, 04 APR (NAMPA) – Namibian athletes with disabilities on Monday afternoon added six more medals to Team Namibia’s treasure chest at the 2017 Nedbank SASAPD National Championships here.
Namibia now has 12 medals,won since Sunday when the three-day event started.
Eliakim Ameinge, Abraham Hafenanye, Eino Mushila, Lahja Ishitile, Johanna Benson and Moses Tobias won the medals during their afternoon events on Monday.
They won three gold medals and three silvers in the T11 200 metre (m), T37 200m, T13 200m and T12 1500m.
The gold medals were won by Mushila, Ishitile and Tobias while Benson, Hafenanye and Ameinge won the silver medals on the day.
Team Namibia now has nine gold and three silver medals.
The team will still step on the field on Tuesday to compete in other track events. Another athlete who competed on Monday was Andreas Shoombe for the boccia team but he did not make it to the next round of the competition.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, Shoombe said despite not making it through, he had fun and learnt a lot as a first timer at an international competition.
A group of nine Namibian athletes with disabilities and their guides are at the championships.
Mushila, Tobias, Benson, Ishitile, Ameinge and Hafenanye are competing in track events with guides Sydney Kamuaruuma and Mahmad Bock.
Lihandra van der Smit, and Salome April also represented the Namibian boccia team but failed to progress to the next round of the competition on the opening day.