Four Medals for Namibian Swimmers

Namibia’s top junior swimmers, Sonja Adelaar and Zanreacute Oberholzer, won two medals each in the African Youth Games swimming competition.

Adelaar won gold in the 100m freestyle in a time of 59:01 as well as silver in the 200m freestyle in a time of 2:08:43.

Oberholzer claimed the gold in her favourite discipline, 100m backstroke, in a time of 1:04:46 as well as bronze in the 50m backstroke with a time of 30:43.

With these four medals Namibia claimed the third place overall in the Gaborone 2014 swimming competition, with South Africa in first place and Egypt in second. On the overall medals table for the Youth Games Namibia is placed fourth in the interim rankings with the top five as follows.

1. South Africa 2. Egypt 3. Algeria 4. Namibia 5. Nigeria

Other results of Namibia’s swimmers at the games in Botswana’s capital are as follows:

Joumlrn Diekmann: 7th – 400m freestyle (men)

Lushano Lamprecht: 5th – 100m backstroke (men), 7th – 100m butterfly (men)

Nicolai Flemming: 6th – 100m backstroke (men), 8th – 200m freestyle (men) , 6th – 50m backstroke (men)

Antonia Roth: 6th – 200m individual medley (women) , 4th – 100m breaststroke (women), 6th – 100m backstroke (women)

Sonja Adelaar: 4th – 200m individual medley (women), 4th – 50m butterfly (women), 5th – 100m butterfly (women)

Namibia also finished fourth in the mixed 4 x 50m medley relay with Zanreacute Oberholzer, Lushano Lamprecht, Sonja Adelaar and Nicolai Flemming in the team.

Source : The Namibian