Sports Olympiad 2023: DHPS wins 4 times gold & best athletes awards

300 teenagers and teachers, 5 schools, 6 days full of top sports performances, touching moments within and across teams, and an amazing, welcoming atmosphere: This is what the 18th Sports Olympiad of German Schools in Southern Africa from 11 – 16 March 2023 at the German School in Johannesburg (DSJ) was all about.

In addition to the hosting school´s team, the sports teams of the German schools in South Africa from Cape Town, Hermannsburg, Pretoria as well as the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) took part in this major sports event.
Gripping moments, broken records and especially new friendships - in addition to the social interaction, which always stood in the foreground, there was a healthy competitive spirit.

The DHPS team, consisting of learners from grade 7-12, showed some impressive results:
On the first competition day on 12 March 2023, all DHPS swimmers achieved medals and even broke a number of records.
During the athletic competitions on day 2, the Namibian teenagers again showed their phenomenal talents and an extraordinary team spirit. DHPS ranked first in long and high jump (competition group III) and the runners always achieved a place on the podium.
In the ball games (basketball, volleyball, soccer and handball) on the 4th and 5th competition days the DHPS players once again showed an astonishing presence on the courts and fields.

After these amazing sporty performances it was no surprise that the DHPS emerged as the winners in Swimming, Athletics as well as Boys and Girls Basketball.

The award for the best athletes of the Sports Olympiad 2023 also went to the DHPS:
We are proud of Nora Schlabitz (Grade 8, DHPS Windhoek) who was chosen “Victrix ludorum“ (best female athlete) and Max Krafft (Grade 11, DHPS Windhoek) who was awarded the "Victor ludorum” (best sportsman).
Congratulations to the two of you and your entire team on your incredible success!

Once more, we would like to thank our team´s sponsors, participating teachers, parents and especially our hosts, the German International School Johannesburg.
You all significantly contributed to the success of the 18th Sports Olympiad 2023 –the team efforts of the past days were extraordinary. THANK YOU!

Please find here the clip for this year´s opening ceremony:


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