Namibia’s Commonwealth Youth Games team announced

23 May 2017 19:40pm
WINDHOEK, 23 MAY (NAMPA) – Namibia’s team competing in the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas between 18 to 23 July was on Tuesday announced.
The Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) announced a team of nine athletes who will represent the country across four sports: athletics, boxing, cycling and tennis.
Athletes aged between 15 and 18 years were selected based on nominations from their respective sport’s federations.
The Commonwealth Youth Games is an international and multi-sport event involving teams of athletes from the 70 Commonwealth nations and territories around the world. It was first held in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000 and takes place every four years. This will be the sixth edition of the Games.
The Namibian team will be led by Joan Smit as Head of Mission.
Athletes will include Ivan Geldenhuys to compete in the 400 metre (m) race; Natalie Louw in high jump/long jump; and Johannes Smith in javelin.
Gerson Gawanab will be their coach.
Boxing will feature Sylvinos Tangeni Nampadhi in the 56 kilogramme (kg) category and Ndevelo Tryagain Morning in 60 kg, with Petrus Gerson as their coach.
Cyclingfeatures Charl Du Plooy Pierre and Alexander Miller in road cycling.
Moolman Du Toit is their coach and Charles Du Plooy is the team technician.
Tennis includes Georgina Moolman and Codie van Schalkwyk with Alexander Gawanab as team manager.