Johanna Benson claimed the first medal for Namibia at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games when she won bronze in the para-sport long jump on Sunday afternoon. On Monday young Lahja Ishitile added a second bronze to Namibia's medal count at the 100m T11/12 para-sport sprint.
The seventeen year old para-athlete sprinted to third place in a time of 13:38 seconds, with only Scotland's Libby Clegg and Mozambique's' Maria Muchavo beating her to the line. Namibia's visually impaired athlete had David Ndeilenga as her guide along the 100m track and joining her on the podium after their impressive run.
Namibia's latest guaranteed medal came on Tuesday evening, when Junias Jonas claimed victory in the 64kg light welter class boxing quarterfinal fight against New Zeelands' Leroy Hindley with an unanimous decision by the judges. This guarantees him at least a bronze medal - should he lose in the semi-finals he will receive a medal at a tied third position.
In the semi-final Jonas’ opponent on Friday afternoon will be Northern Ireland's Sean Duffy, with the boxing final scheduled for Saturday. Namibia's para-sport powerlifter, Ruben Soroseb as well as Namibia's cyclists also still stand a chance to increase Namibia's medal count when they compete later this week.