Mboma, Masilingi in weekend line-up
16 June 2021 | Sports
Namibian teenage sensational sprinters Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi are scheduled to compete over the weekend - in Madrid, Spain, and Chorzow, Poland, respectively.
Mboma will run in the 2021 Meeting Madrid, whereas Masilingi will compete in the Orlen Janusz Kusocinski Memorial event.
These events are part of the two athletes’ preparations for the July Tokyo Olympic Games. At this point it is not clear which other international athletes will take part in the respective races.
On 7 June, two athletes competed at the Josef Odlozil Memorial in Prague, where they raised their international profile. Mboma set a new meet record when she won the women's 200m in 22.67 seconds. Gina Bass of Gambia came second in 22.76 seconds, while Mboma's compatriot Masilingi won the bronze medal in 22.82 seconds.
In May, Mboma was voted as one of the top five under-20, 400-metre athletes in the world by World Athletics, having clocked a time of 49.22. Mboma set this record in April at the Namibian Championships.
In second position is Masilingi with a time of 49.53, followed by Americans Athing Mu Talitha Diggs (50.74) and Ziyah Holam (51.41).