De Lange Impresses in Nanjing

Namibia’s junior athletes have put up some g performances during the fourth day of competition at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) which are currently underway in Nanjing, China.

Swimming ace Zanreacute Oberholzer started things off with a second place during her first heat in the 50 meter backstroke with a time of 30.39 seconds. Unfortunatly, it wasn’t quite good enough to aance to the semi-finals.

Shortly thereafter, her team mate Sonja Adelaar also came second in her heat in the 200 meter freestyle, but, like Oberholzer, her time wasn’t good enough to aance. In other action, cyclist Tristan de Lange managed to secure seventh place during the Olympic Cross Country race.

The 17-year old from Windhoek was a mere 3.30 minutes behind the eventual winner Jose Arevalo from Mexico.

De Lange had already underlined his good form when he made the quarter-final of the Cross Country Eliminator race on Sunday, while his partner Pascal Marggraff also showed some fine performances to date.

Source : The Namibian