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A total of 190 youths from across Namibia vied for top honors at the Grand Prix Leg 3 which was hosted by Athletics Namibia at Rietfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region on 18 February 2023.

The one-day event at the National Youth Service Stadium saw a total number of 129 male athletes and 61 female athletes participating in the competition. The athletes were drawn from 22 athletic clubs from across the country.

The various codes of athletics that athletes took part in ranged from Men 4×100 Meter Relay, Women 800 Meter Run, Women 4×100 Meter Relay, Men 800 Meter Run, Women 3000 Meter Run, Men 5000 Meter Run, Shot Put, Long Jump, 1500 Meter Run, 100 Meter Run, 500 Meter Run, amongst other codes and races.

Athletics Namibia (AN) also jointly hosted the 4th Grand Prix Leg under the Edugate Prestige Meeting in Otjiwarongo at the Paresis Sports Ground in the Otjozondjupa region on 25 February 2023.

Edugate Otjiwarongo Athletics hosted the athletic games and various Athletics Namibia affiliated clubs participated in various codes during the one-day event.

A total number of 25 female athletes and 48 male athletes participated in the various codes ranging from Shot Put, long Jump, Javelin Throw, Discus Throw, 100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Run, 800 Meter Run, 1500 Meter Run, Triple Jump amongst other athletic codes.

Thirteen athletics clubs took part in the competition at the Paresis Sports Ground.

“The Executive Board of Athletics Namibia extends a word of appreciation to the athletic clubs and teams, coaches, sport administrators, different athletics code officials, parents, partners in the athletics fraternity, our patron, Namibia Sports Commissions, Namibian National Olympic Committee and Namibian government through the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services for the support and assistance rendered in ensuring the successful hosting of the various Grand Prix Leg’s to date,” said Athletics Namibia president Mr Erwin Naimhwaka.

In the photo: Some of Namibia’s future athletics prospects competing in the AN Grand Prix Leg 4 at Otjiwarongo (photo by Johan Strydom).