History made as Africa wins three more Olympic medals
AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER
NAMIBIAN President Hein Geingob has congratulated the country’s 200m star Christine Mboma after she made history by winning the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Mboma, 18, who became the first Namibian to win an Olympic medal, ran an exciting last 20m to finish second behind Jamaican star Elaine Thompson-Herah who added the 200m gold medal to her 100m title. Mboma also broke her own world under-20 record with a time of 21:81. She also set new national and African records.
Geingob said: “Wow, Silver for Christine Mboma! I wish to congratulate Christine for her brilliant achievement during the 200m finals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. As a country, we are extremely proud. An outstanding ambassador of our country, you have flown the Namibian flag very high.”
Mboma became the 2nd Nambian, after the country’s legendary sprinter Frankie Fredericks, to win an Olympics medal. Fredericks won four silver medals in his career.
Nigeria won two Olympic medals, one in athletics and the othen in wrestling.
Nigerian female wrestler Blessing Oburududu won the silver medal in the women’s freestyle wrestling while Ese Brume won the bronze in the long jump.
Ghana also won a bronze medal in boxing from featherweight prospect Samuel Takyi after he lost in the semi-final.