Namibia scoops seventh spot at AG

Team Namibia ended day seven of the African Games (AG) ranked seventh out of the 53 countries competing at the continental championships currently underway in Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco.

Team Namibia is competing in 12 sport codes at the 12th edition of the Games.

Since the start of the championships Team Namibia has thus far competed in five sport codes which are beach volleyball, cycling, boxing, tennis and karate.

By the end of day seven of the championships on Friday Namibian mountain bike athletes Tristan de Lange and Alex Miller won the country's four medals (two gold, one silver and one bronze), which left Namibia as one of two countries from Southern Africa to fall in the competition's top 10 rankings, with South Africa ranked second with 37 medals (17 gold, 14 silver and six bronze).

De Lange won two gold in the Mountain Bike Race and Mountain Bike Marathon while his teammate Miller won a silver and bronze for the same events too.

The medal standing is led by Egypt with 66 medals; 21 gold, 27 silver and 18 bronze, while Algeria is third with 36 medals; 10 gold, nine silver and 17 bronze.

The host nation Morocco is still stagnant at fourth position which the occupied since the start of the championships thy now have 33 medals; 10 gold, nine silver and 14 bronze. Tunisia still occupies fifth position with 30 medals (eight gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze).

Lesotho, Angola and Botswana are occupying position 18, 19 and 20 respectively. Lesotho has one silver while Angola has three bronze and Botswana has two bronze.

Source: Namibia Press Agency