sevens rugby team was unable to cause a upset at the Commonwealth Youth Games
currently under way in Samoa after winning only one of three matches on Tuesday
boys, coached by Patrick Ludick, succumbed to England in their first match of
the day. The Namibia’s did play well and pushed their opponents all the way,
but it wasn’t enough as the English took a close 17:5 win on the day Queen
Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning UK monarch.
the following match the Namibian youngsters were overwhelmed by their southern
neighbors South Africa. Fielding arguably the strongest squad of the tournament
besides Australia, the junior Springboks raced to a 46:0 win.
the disappointing loss, the Ludick boys picked themselves up again, winning
their last encounter with 33:0 against Singapore.
other action the Namibian swimmers continued to get promising results, but a
medal rank still eluded them. Zanre Oberholzer came the closest with a sixth
place over 200 meter backstroke. She clocked in at 2:19.09 minutes. Gold went
to Bobbi Gichard (2:10.87) of New Zealand, while South African Nathania Van
Niekerk came second and Elyse Woods of Australia third (2:15:13).
the same discipline, Lushano Lamprecht made the 9th overall place in
2:09.64. The fastest man of the day was Tristan Ludlow of Australia (2:01:46),
followed by Northern Irlands Conor Ferguson (2:03:90) and Neil Fair of South
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