Namibia’s Jonas Junias Jonas delivered a superb performance to win the gold medal in the 64kg light welterweight category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Saturday morning.
Jonas dominated the fight from the start with his speed and precision to win a unanimous points decision, 5-0.
Two of the judges scored it 30-24 in his favour while the others scored it 29-26, 30-23 and 30-25 in his favour.
It was the first and only medal that Namibia has won so far at the 2018 Commonwealth Games which come to an end on Sunday.
Namibia will still compete in the marathons on Sunday with Helalia Johannes, Leena Ekandjo and Lavinia Haitope competing in the women’s race and Paulus Iiyambo, Reonard Namupala and Uveni Kuugongelwa competing in the men’s race.
In the men and women’s cycling road races on Saturday, Namibia failed to make an impression.
In the women’s road race, Namibia’s Vera Adrian finished 15th overall in a time of 3 hours 3 minutes 32 seconds.
Adrian’s team mate Michelle Vorster came 21st in the same time of 3:03:32.
Chloe Hosking of Australia won the race in 3:02:18, with Georgia Williams of New Zealand and Danielle Rowe of Wales coming second and third in the same time.
In the Men’s Road Race, Tristan de Lange was Namibia’s best cyclist, finishing 36th overall in 3:59:35, which was 2 minutes 34 seconds behind the winner, Steele von Hoff of Australia (3:57:01). Jonathan Mould of Wales came second in the same time and South Africa’s Clint Hendricks third in the same time.
Namibia’s Dan Craven came 40th in 3:59:39 and Drikus Coetzee 44th in 4:05:45, while Martin Freyer failed to finish the race.
In the Men’s Triple Jump final, Namibia’s Roger Haitengi finished eighth overall with a distance of 16,24m.
Troy Doris of Guyana won gold with 16,88m, while Yordanys Duranona of Dominica won silver (16,86m) and Marcel Mayack of Cameroon bronze (16,80m).