Masilingi reaches finals of 400m at African Games

28 Aug 2019 10:30am
By Hesron Kapanga
RABAT, 28 AUG (NAMPA) – Upcoming Namibian sprinter, 16-year-old Beatrice Masilingi, made the final of the women’s 400 metre in her maiden appearance at the African Games (AG) currently underway in Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco.
To reach the final at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Masilingi ran a seasonal best of 52.39 seconds, almost a second less than the time she ran in the heats.
In the preliminary round the Namibian athlete won her heat in a time of 53.33 seconds.
In the semi-finals, Masilingi finished third in her heat behind the winner, Chukwuka Ofili of Nigeria, who ran a time of 51.94 seconds and Grace Obour of Ghana in second place in a time of 52.14 seconds.
Masilingi’s teammate Tjipekapora Herunga missed out on the finals after finishing fourth in her heat with a time of 53.49 seconds.
In the men’s 400m semi-finals, Ernst Narib injured his muscles while in action and failed to compete the race.
The semi-finals of the women’s 400m are set to take place Wednesday night in Rabat at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium.