Boxer Junias eyes third medal for Namibia

By IAfrica
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Aug 1st, 2014
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…cyclists fall short again

Namibian cyclists once again fell short on medals in men and women’s Individual Time Trial event, during yesterday’s action of the Commonwealth Games underway in Glasgow, Scotland.

Following a disappointing campaign in both the men and women’s Mountain Bike event, Namibian cyclists yesterday once again took to the streets in a bid to add to the country’s paltry medal tally but all hope faded when medal hopefuls Irene Steyn and Vera Adrian finished in a disappointing 28 and 29th place in the women’s 30-km Individual Time Trial event.

In the men’s 40-km Individual Time Trial, Gerhard Mans and Till Drobisch also followed suit in missing out a place on the podium after Drobisch could only manage an 18th place finish while his colleague Mans garnered a not-so impressive 24th place on the overall race standing.

On a rather positive note, Namibia’s boxing sensation, Junias Jonas will today get down to serious action when he takes on Samuel Maxwell of England for their semi-final fight, where the Namibian youngster is expected to collect the desired points.

But should Junias fail to go through, Namibia will still walk away with its third medal as the two semi-final losers will each be taking home bronze medals.

By Staff Reporter

 

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