WINDHOEK, 10 MAY – The coordinator of schools sports is hopeful Namibia will finish in the top two or even first place if it continues winning medals at the Confederation of Southern African Schools Sports Associations Athletics Championships, which end on Wednesday evening.
The 18th edition of the youth competition started on Monday in Francistown, Botswana.
Solly Duiker told Nampa via WhatsApp Wednesday that Team Namibia has performed well over the past two days.
“We are currently leading the medal standing after two days of competition. We still have today (Wednesday) to finish up the competition and hoping other countries win medals in events we are weak at instead of our closes competitor, Zimbabwe,” he said.
Duiker added that they are expecting to win gold medals in the girls’ and boys’ 200 metres (m).
“We are also hoping for gold in the relay, and if other countries help us win the 800m and 1 500m instead of Zimbabwe, then we will be crowned champions for this year’s championship.”
After day two of competition, Namibia was top of the medal standing with 46 medals.
These are 19 gold medals, 15 silver and 12 bronze, while Zimbabwe is currently second with 49 medals – 17 gold; 18 silver and 14 bronze.
Botswana are third with 11 gold, 18 silver and 23 bronze; Zambia fourth with 10 medals, and Lesotho bottom with five medals.