Coca Cola National Championships in full swing

07 Oct 2017 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 07 OCT (NAMPA) – The 2017 edition of the annual Coca Cola National Championships kicked off in the capital on Friday with impressive performances from its star athletes.
The athletics championships, taking place at the Independence Stadium, end on Saturday.
It is organised by the Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC) to bring all its athletes together to close off the year, while preparing for the following year.
In the opening events of the competition on Friday, 2012 Paralympic Games gold medallist Johanna Benson showed her dominance in the T37 200 metre (m) category, winning with ease.
Meanwhile T11 2016 Paralympic Games gold medallist, Ananias Shikongo also showed his competitors he is in a class of his own after dominating the 100m race without any close challenges.
Speaking to Nampa on Friday, NPC president Johannes Litwayi said the athletes have prepared well for the games. He asked that Namibians flock to the stadium in numbers to support the championship.
“Friday was just the start of the event and we did not have a lot of events but on Saturday we will have a lot of events happening, it will be even more fun than today,” he said.
About 168 athletes are competing for top honours at this year’s championships.
The competition started at 08h00 on Saturday with the biggest attractions of the championships Namibia’s blade runner, Etchegaray Nguluwe testing his blades for the first time at a national event.
Entrance to the stadium is free.