Namibia’s female cyclist Vera Adrian wins the countries’ fifth medal

Namibia's female cyclist Vera Adrian won the countries' fifth medal at the African Games (AG) yesterday in the Women's Individual Time Trial (ITT) final that was held in the town of Benslimane, Morocco.

Adrian who is the only female representing Team Namibia in the cycling event clocked a time of 48 minutes and 34 second (48:34) in a 14-kilometre (km) route that had two loops to make 28km.

The Namibian rider paced herself on the flat routes of Benslimane to beat strong competitors from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Algeria.

The women's ITT was won by Ashleigh Pasio of South Africa who rode 38:16 minutes followed by her teammate ZanriRossouw who came second in a time of 40:12 minutes.

Adrian's medal is the fifth in cycling, the only sport code that won medals for the country at the championships thus far.

Source: Namibia Press Agency