Oberholzer and Adelaar Win Gold At Youth Games

Zanreacute Oberholzer and Sonja Adelaar were the first to put Namibia on the medals table at the African Youth Games in Gaborone on Friday evening, when they both claimed gold in their swimming events.

Oberholzer won gold in the 100m backstroke, in a time of 1:04:46 after she finished second in the qualifying heats on Friday morning.

Minutes later Adelaar, who also finished second in her qualifying heats, brought home a second gold medal for Namibia on the first day of the swimming competition in the 100m freestyle in a time of 59:01.

Lushano Lamprecht narrowly missed out on a medal when he finished fourth in the 100m backstroke for boys, while fellow Namibian Nicolai Flemming finished sixth. Joumlrn Diekmann finished a respectable seventh in the men’s 400m freestyle with Antonia Roth finishing sixth in the women’s 100m backstroke event.

On day two, Adelaar missed out by the slightest of margins in two races on a second medal. In the 200m individual medley she finished fourth in a time of 2:26:07 and again fourth in the 50m butterfly in a time of 29:18, only four hundredths of a second behind the bronze medalist.

Also on Saturday, Toni Roth finished sixth in the women’s individual medley, while Lushano Lamprecht finished seventh in the men’s 100m butterfly and Nicolai Flemming eighth in the men’s 200m freestyle.

Source : The Namibian