Christine Mboma Makes History


By  | Jul 01, 2021, 09:53 AM 

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Christine Mboma a Namibian sprint sensation, has everyone singing her praises after her brilliant race yesterday. During the 400m Continental Tour Gold meet, the 18-year-old broke the world under 20 junior record, making her race the fastest 400m run of the year so far.

Christine raced at the Irena Szewinska Memorial meet in Poland, and her world-class performance saw her cross the finish line in 48.54 seconds, making her the 7th fastest female 400m runner of all time. 

The athlete has been dominating the field in recent weeks. She broke the 400m U20 world junior record in Zambia in April after finishing in 49.24 seconds at the All-Comers meet.

Tweeps reacted to her victory and congratulated her.

SHONA [email protected] tweeted, "I honestly feel like we needed to document Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma's achievements in a sports biography/documentary. There's so much history being made. We can easily sell that to Netflix. It's even better now that they are going to the Olympics."

@Caesar_445 tweeted "Seeing that Christine Mboma race gave me goosebumps. She finished at least 20 meters ahead of the next girl. Crazy stuff. So proud man."

@Treezy100 "I wish Beatrice Masilingi & Christine Mboma make it all the way to the top. It’s so disappointing that Namibian businesses haven’t picked up & offer them sponsorships. No doubt SA &/ international sponsors will pick them up soon, or so I hope."

@Jblack_Namibia tweeted "Back in the day, I was faster than Christine Mboma. One 1 day the cops were chasing me. That day I also ran 200meters in 22 seconds.. But nobody will talk about it coz I'm not as amazing as her. Give that girl her flowers man, she's making us proud."
Christine is definitely one of Namibia's athletes to watch in 2021. She has earned a number of accolades. She has won races in numerous countries including South Africa, Swaziland, and Mauritius

She and Beatrice Masilingi have been making us proud. Beatrice recently made history at the Lucerne Athletics Meeting in Switzerland after winning the 200m race finishing it in 22,67 seconds.

Speaking to The Namibian her Henk Botha said they were pleased with her victory.

"We are very happy with Beatrice's result last night in Lucerne. We worked on her bend running and acceleration towards the end and she did that perfectly. However, she didn't have her usual fast start, but we must understand that it was slippery and wet. She told me afterward that she was afraid that she was going to slip, so it's understandable that she didn't have a perfect start, but she is also building up experience for the future by running in conditions like this,” said Botha.

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