Sixteen-year-old makes history

The Sixteen-year-old archer Quinn Reddig, made history when she won Namibia’s first ever Youth Olympic medal as she teamed up with USA archer Trenton Cowles in the mixed team event at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

After shooting their individual qualification rounds at 60 meters, archers were paired together in mixed teams. Quinn worked her way up in the qualification round from 28th position to 18th in the mixed teams shot eliminations.
The Namibia/USA managed a 5-3 win over the New Zealand/Chinese Taipei pair earning themselves a well-deserved bronze medal for their respective countries.
The Youth Olympic journey for Quinn Reddig and her coach Frank Reddig came to an end when she lost the New Zealander In the Women’s Individual Recurve elimination round 1/8.
The Namibian Trampoline gymnast Thalia Loveira and coach Vesselin Kostin of Walvis Bay Gymnastics Club had a good run at the Youth Olympics in Argentina as she ended ninth overall.
The Namibian Girls Hockey Team and there coaches Shayne Cormack, Manda Myburgh and Conrad Wessels finished eighth at the Youth Olympic Games after losing 3-1 to Poland in their final match. Namibia caused one of the biggest upsets of the tournament when they beat Australia 4-3 in their group match but in their rematch against Australia in another positional play-off match the Namibian girls could not match their earlier heroics as they lost 5-1.
The Namibia U18 Hockey Girls earn No.1 Moment of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games as the girls showed true sportsmanship when they made a circle around the Zimbabwean team after the two teams draw their game 3-3.

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