LEGENDARY NAMIBIAN SPRINTER FRANKIE FREDERICKS TO BE HONOURED WITH STATUE IN WINDHOEK

WINDHOEK-- Legendary Namibian sprinter Frank Fredericks will be honoured with a statue at Windhoek's Independence Stadium, says Minister of Information and Communication Technology Stanley Simataa.

The decision to erect such a statue was taken at the ninth Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday in the capital, the Minister disclosed here Thursday.

"This Namibian individual participated in the Olympics in 1992 and propelled this country to the world map. It's not only once that he did well for the country, but on numerous occasions and based on the merit of his contribution from Independence up until he retired, we made a decision to erect his image at the Independence Stadium," said Simataa.

Fredericks is the only Namibian sprinter to have won a medal for Namibia at the Olympics since Independence in 1990. He won silver medals in the 100 and 200-metre races at both the 1992 and 1996 Olympics.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK