Namibia guaranteed of three CWG medals

WINDHOEK: Namibia still in for a third medal at the Commonwealth Games currently on going in Glasgow, Scotland.

Johanna Benson claimed the first medal for Namibia at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games when she won bronze in the para-sport long jump on Sunday and on Monday young Lahja Ishitile added a second bronze to Namibia’s medal count at the 100m T11/12 para-sport sprint.

The seventeen year old para-athlete sprinted to third place in a time of 13:38 seconds, with only Scotland’s Libby Clegg and Mozambique’s’ Maria Muchavo beating her to the line. Namibia’s visually impaired athlete had David Ndeilenga as her guide along the 100m track and joining her on the podium after their impressive run.

In a statement availed to Nampa by Team Namibia officials attending the games it states that, Namibia’s latest guaranteed medal came on Tuesday evening, when Junias Jonas claimed victory in the 64kg light welter class boxing quarterfinal fight against New Zeelands’ Leroy Hindley with an unanimous decision by the judges. This guarantees him at least a bronze medal – should he lose in the semi-finals, he will receive a medal at a tied third position.

In the semi-final Jonas’ opponent on Friday afternoon will be Northern Ireland’s Sean Duffy, with the boxing final scheduled for Saturday. Namibia’s para-sport power lifter, Ruben Soroseb as well as Namibia’s cyclists also still stands a chance to increase Namibia’s medal count when they compete later this week.

(edited)WINDHOEK: Namibia is in line for a third medal at the Commonwealth Games currently underway in Glasgow, Scotland.

Paralympians Johanna Benson and Lahja Ishitile already earned Namibia two bronze medals in women’s T34 long jump and women’s T12 100 meters, respectively.

Namibia’s third medal will come courtesy of boxer Junius Jonas.

This light welterweight boxer will be in action in the semi-finals on Friday against Northern Ireland’s Sean Duffy.

Jonas has been hailed as great boxer and stands a good chance to proceed to the final, but even if he loses the bout, he will still be rewarded with a bronze medal.

The boxing final is on Saturday.

Other Namibian athletes in action this week are paralympic power lifter, Ruben Soroseb, as well as Namibia’s road cyclists.

SOURCE: NAMPA

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