Erongo star Sportsmen at Tokyo Olympic

Rudi Bowe

Two of the star sportsmen of the Erongo region, Philip Seidler and Jonas Jonas are part of 11 athletes from 5 sport codes that will represent Namibia for the eight successive time at the 2020 Tokyo summer Olympic Games from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo Japan.

Swakopmunder Philip Seidler who will represent Namibian in the 10km swimming marathon said that he was without a training facility as he was boycotted and shamed by his regular training facility until The Dome in Swakopmund came to his rescue.
Seidler said “At the end everything worked out perfect at The Dome as they have the best facility in the country to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics. With the temperature levels of the sea in Tokyo as high as 32 degrees I had to prepare myself and let my body get used to hot water. The swimming pool at The Dome was the best solution.
Seidler and his coach Nadja Seidler will depart on Tuesday 27 July.
Jonas Jonas (27) also from Swakopmund is the only Namibian Boxer that will represent Namibia and is one of Namibia’s hopefuls for a gold medal at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. Jonas will be in the ring as from today therefore he and his coach Albertus Tsamaseb has departed last Monday 19 July.
Both sportsman from Swakopmund thanked The Dome to avail their facility to prepare for the Olympics as well as everyone that contributed to their journey for the Tokyo Olympics.
The other sportsman and woman that will represent Namibia at the Tokyo Olympic game are:
Athletes Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma and their coach Henk Botha will depart on Sunday 25 July for the 200m sprint event and the marathon runners Helalia Johannes and Rainhold Tomas and their coach Robert Kaxuxuena, departing on Thursday 29 July.
The Cycling representatives are Vera Adrian who departed to Japan last Sunday18 July with Tristan de Lange, and coaches Axel Theissen and Martin Nghilifavali for the Road Cycling and Michelle Vorster, Alexander Miller and Coaches Hans du Toit and Ermin van Wyk will depart on Tuesday 20 July to represent Namibia in the MTB Cross Country Cycling event.
Rowing is represented by Maike Diekmann and her coach Grant Dodds who departed for the games on Friday 9 July.

The participating athletes that are representing Namibia at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic in Tokyo Japan will be accompanied by a medical team consist of Dr David Weber and Anna-Mart Kruger, a safeguarding team Secretary General Joan Smit. the 2nd secretary in the Embassy of Namibia in Tokyo Simataa Matali is the Attaché with the Executive Director Dr. Audrin Mate and NSC Vice Chairperson, Alna, the Government representatives from the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service and Namibia Sport Commission as well as the Namibia National Olympics Committee President Abner Xoagub.
The five-sport code that will represent Namibia in the Tokyo Olympics are Swimming, Boxing, Athletics, Cycling, and Rowing.

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