Namibia scoops seventh spot at AG

24 Aug 2019 14:30pm
By Hesron Kapanga
RABAT, 24 AUG (NAMPA) – Team Namibia has thus far been ranked in the seventh place out of 53 countries who are competing in the two-weeks Africa Games currently underway in Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco.
Team Namibia is competing in 12 sport codes at the 12th edition of the continental championships.
Since the start of the championships on 19 August, Team Namibia has competed in five sport codes which are beach volleyball, cycling, boxing, tennis and karate.
By the end of Friday, Namibian mountain bike athlete Tristan de Lange won the country’s two gold medals in the Mountain Bike Race and Mountain Bike Marathon while his teammate Alex Miller won a silver and bronze in the same events too.
This enabled Namibia to be one of two countries from Southern Africa to fall in the competition’s top 10 rankings along with South Africa at second place with 37 medals (17 gold, 14 silver and six bronze).
The medal standing is led by Egypt with 66 medals of which 21 are gold, 27 silver and 18 bronze, while Algeria is third with 36 medals (10 gold, nine silver and 17 bronze).
The host nation Morocco is still stagnant at fourth position occupied since the start of the championships and now boast with 33 medals (10 gold, nine silver and 14 bronze).
Tunisia still occupies fifth position with 30 medals (eight gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze).
Other Southern African nations namely Lesotho, Angola and Botswana are occupying 18th, 19th and 20th places respectively. Lesotho has one silver while Angola has three bronze and Botswana with two bronze medals.