up and coming Lawn Bowls ace Carel Olivier narrowly missed out on a semi-final
spot at the Commonwealth Youth Games currently underway on the Pacific island
of Samoa on Tuesday.
had raised eye brows after a string of strong results in the B category of the
group phase, including wins over Scotland (21:7), India (21:9) and Samoa
(21:16). However, his losses against Northern Island (10:21) and Malaysia
(9:21) meant that the youngster ended third in the group, equal on points with
Northern Ireland but with a slightly weaker point difference (-9) and therefore
missed out on a place among the best four of the games.
want to thank all the people back home for the help they gave me”, a seemingly
disappointed Olivier said in an interview with the Namibian Bowling Association
the Namibian swimmers also got some promising results. Zanre Oberholzer came 6th
(1:04.59) in the 100 meter backstroke final, while Lushano Lamprecht made the 8th
place in the same discipline over the same distance (1:00.55). Oberholzer also
came in 9th
in the 50 Meter Backstroke final (30.61). Lamprecht had
another good result as he came in 10th
(26.31) over 50 meter
Butterfly. Their fellow Namibian Sonja Adelaar finished the same race in 11th
the track and field event, high jumper Visamuje Ujaha made the 11th
1.93 meters with his best jump of the day. The win went to Tejaswin Shankar of
India, while Sri Lanka’s Roshan Dammika Ranatunga Ranatungage (2.11m) and Lashane
Wilson of Jamaike had to settle for second and third place respectively.
global showpiece sees around 1000 Commonwealth athletes aged 14-18 from all
around the world go head-to-head. The action takes place in the Samoa’s
capital, Apia, across two sporting complexes that will play host to Aquatics
(Swimming), Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Lawn Bowls, Rugby Sevens, Squash,
Tennis and Weightlifting.