On 13 and 14 March 2023, competition days 2 and 3 of the Sports Olympiad of German Schools in Southern Africa, the athletics competitions were on the agenda.
The athletes of the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) not only showed off their talents at the swimming competitions the previous day, but also their phenomenal athletic skills and extraordinary team spirit.
The following successes were achieved by the DHPS athletes in athletics:
DHPS came first in the competition group III category in long jump and came close to breaking a record in high jump: Max Krafft reached a height of 1,84 m, with the current Olympiad record being 1,89 meters.
In addition to the fantastic performance of the jumpers, the Namibian runners showed off their talents. The positioning of the runners was always in the top three, U16 runner Nathan Mungunda spectacularly won his 800m run and DHPS even scored a victory in the girl’s relay final.
On 15 and 16 March 2023, the team will compete against the other participating German schools from South Africa, namely German School Cape Town, Hermannsburg, Johannesburg and Pretoria, in the ball games (soccer, basketball, volleyball, handball).
We keep our fingers crossed, wish the young Namibian athletes all the best and continued sporty achievements and amazing team moments.
Read here the full report of the DSJ´s media teams for Day 2
& Day 3