… Veteran coach says global medals will come when funding is pumped in
By John Tuerijama
ONE of Namibia’s veteran athletic coaches has shrugged off allegations that the country has failed to produce world-acclaimed long-distance runners, despite gaining its independence nearly 28 years ago.
Erongo Regional Sport Officer, Berthold Karumendu, told Confidente this week that Namibia has, with its limited financial resources, been doing well in long-distance competitions regionally and internationally.
He argued that Namibia had featured five long-distance runners at the 2017 IAAF World Championship in London, United Kingdom (UK), who did exceptionally well, by the country’s standards.
“The problem that we have is undoubtedly the lack of funding. We are not really doing justice to our athletes, as the investment into our athletes is just non-existent.
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