Two Namibian Mountain Bike riders secure Olympic qualifying spots

Two Namibian Mountain Bike riders secure Olympic qualifying spots
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Namibian mountain bike riders Alex Miller and Michelle Vorster achieved Olympic qualifying spots despite finishing 3rd and 4th in their respective events.
The two managed this during the Africa Continental Mountain Bike Championship that was hosted in Windhoek over the weekend.
This was the second time that Namibia hosted the Africa Continental Championship after they organised the 2007 event.
The event that was also used as a qualifying competition for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics games, saw twelve African countries competing for the top honours.
Hosts Namibia struggled to get gold medals in the different categories of the Championship, but Namibia's Michelle Vorster finished fourth in the Woman Elite category and that was enough to get her an Olympic qualifying spot.
“It was very good could have done better but happy with the overall out came but there are Areas where I can improve on” Vorster said.
In the Men's Elite Category 18-year-old Alex Miller managed to get a podium finish after he ended third and that too was enough to give him Olympic qualifying spot.
“I am so proud of myself. The course was very touch, but I really enjoyed myself out there and I hope to improve in the next event so if I made it to the Olympics I can be happy” Miller said.
The Event was dominated by South African riders as Allen Hatherley won the Men's Elite Category while team mate Mariske Strauss won the Woman's Elite Category.
In the under 23 Woman group Zambian Anita Yama fished ahead of everyone else with South African Wessel Botha getting the first spot in the Men's Elite.


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