Four swimming medals for Namibia at Youth Games

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

This is according to reports received from Namibia National Olympics Committee (NNOC) personnel attending the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Games in Gaborone, Botswana on Wednesday.

Adelaar won gold in the 100 metre (m) 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, the 100m backstroke, with 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, while South Africa took first place and Egypt came in second.

In the overall medal standing, Namibia landed in 12th position with six medals – two golds, three silvers and one bronze medal. Egypt leads the table with 54 medals overall, followed by South Africa in second place with 49 medals and Nigeria in third place with 22 medals.