Namibian cyclist Dan Craven puts impressive performance at Commonwealth Games

WINDHOEK: Namibian road cyclist Dan Craven put in an impressive performance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday to end ninth.

A group of 140 cyclists started the 168.2 km race in the rainy city of Glasgow, and only 12 cyclists finished the race with the rest crashing out due to slippery roads or because of technical problems with their bicycles.

Geraint Thomas of Wales won the gold medal, with New Zealand’s Jack Bauer taking the silver and Scott Thwaites of England getting the bronze.

Other Namibian cyclists like Till Drobish, Gerhard Mans, Costa Seibeb, Loto Petrus and Heiko Redecker joined the group of Vera Adrian and Irene Steyn, who earlier also failed to finish their women’s road race on Sunday.

Namibia has secured three medals at the Commonwealth Games thus far.

There was one silver from boxer Junius Jonas and two bronze medals won by Paralympians Johanna Benson and Lahja Ishitile in ghe women’s T34 long jump and the women’s T12 100 metres, respectively.

The Commonwealth Games came to a close on Sunday evening after more than a week’s competition.