Jonas Set for Third Medal

Boxer Junias Jonas is set to win Namibia’s third medal at the Commonwealth Games when he takes on Sean Duffy of Northern Ireland in the 64kg light welterweight semifinals on Friday afternoon.

The winner will progress to the final and come in contention for the gold medal, but both losing semifinalists will win bronze medals, so even if Jonas loses his fight he will win a bronze medal.

Namibia has won two other bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games – by Johanna Benson in the F37-38 Long Jump and Lahja Ishitile in the T12 100m.

The men and women’s cycling individual time trial events took place yesterday with Namibia finishing well down the field in both events.

In the men’s event, Till Drobisch finished 18th in a time of 54:20, while compatriot Gerhard Mans finished 24th in 56:47.

Alex Dowsett of England won the race in 47:41, followed by Rohan Dennis of Australia (47:51) and Geraint Thomas of Wales (47:55).

In the women’s individual time trial, Namibia’s Vera Adrian and Irene Steyn came 27th and 28th respectively. Adrian finished in a time of 50:21 and Steyn in a time of 51:16.

Linda Villumsen of New Zealand won the race in 42:25, followed by Emma Pooley of England (42:31) and Katrin Garfoot of Australia (43:13).

On Saturday, Ruben Soroseb will compete in the Para-power lifting competition, while Namibia’s men and women’s cycling team will compete in the road races on Sunday.

Source : The Namibian