Not sure - Mboma
It is unclear whether Christine Mboma will take part when the first leg of Athletics Namibia’s Grand Prix series takes place in Swakopmund this weekend.
Mboma confirmed to Namibian Sun that she has an injury. She did not give details as to the extent of the injury, but said she was unsure of competing this weekend.
A glimpse of the athlete is what many spectators want to catch in Swakopmund, especially her peers who dream of running alongside her.
Whether this will materialise is uncertain, but if she does show up, Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi will have little to no competition in their respective running events.
The two stars have been training in Grootfontein with their head coach, Henk Botha.
Mboma may compete in the 200 m, whereas Masilingi will take on the 100 m sprint. Masilingi emphasised that everyone on the track is competition until they cross the finish line, and that she doesn’t underestimate anyone.
In regard to the series preparations, organiser Bethold Karumendu said the field events will consist of shot put, long jump and javelin for men, as well as the triple jump for women.
A selected number of track events will be on display: 100 m, 400 m and 1 500 m for men and women, as well as the 3 000 m for women and 5 000 m for men, the 100 m hurdles for women and 110 m hurdles for men.
Karumendu added that Covid-19 regulations will be adhered to and that they are looking at hosting close to 200 athletes.
He added that the highlight of the event will be Mboma and Masilingi’s presence. “These are our elite and special athletes,” he said.