Who will be the Sportswoman of the Year in Namibia. If Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi took center stage, the first named is however, the ideal place to win this award.
The awards ceremony, to recognize the country’s most outstanding Namibian sports figures, will take place in Windhoek on October 30. And there will be a beautiful duel between two prodigies of Namibia athletics. Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi do not compete against each other on the slopes, but to win the Sportswoman of the Year award. Mboma and Masilingi will also compete for the price of the junior sportswoman.
These two jewels were chosen next to the marathon runner Helalia Johannes (41), who won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 2019 World Championships. Only, Mboma has been monstrous this year.
Gold, silver, record … for Mboma
After a year of explosive breakthrough, in which she won silver at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, gold at the 2020 Under-20 World Championships in Athletics. And the same metal at the Diamond League 2020, Mboma is arguably the favorite for three awards.
And given her popularity, the sensation of the 200m sprint, Christine Mboma could also win the public vote award.
Jury chief Lesley Tjiueza said he received a total of 68 entries. However, some federations did not present candidates despite exceptional results, he lamented. A boulevard then opens for Mboma which approaches the sacred.
The list of nominees
MTC Sportsman of the Year: Helalia Johannes, Beatrice Masilingi, Christine Mboma (all athletics)
MTC Sportsman of the Year: Jonas Junias (box), Alexander Miller and Tristan de Lange (both cyclists);
MTC Junior Athlete of the Year: Béatrice Masilingi, Christine Mboma (both in athletics)