Mixed Results for Namibia At Youth Olympics

Namibia’s junior athletes have put up some g performances during the fourth day of completion 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-metre backstroke race with a time of 30.39 seconds. Unfortunately, she wasn’t quite fast enough to aance to the semi-finals.

Shortly thereafter, her team colleague Sonja Adelaar also made second place in her heat over 200-metre freestyle, but, like Oberholzer, her time wasn’t good enough to aance.

In other action, cyclist Tristan de Lange managed to secure a superb 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 exceptional performance’s to date.

Source : New Era