Christine Mboma Makes History

She scooped a silver medal in the women's 200m final

By  | Aug 03, 2021, 03:48 PM 

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It's a big day for Namibian golden girls Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi who just made Namibia proud after qualifying for the women's 200m final at the prestigious Tokyo Olympics.

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The athletes have been dominating the Twitter trends list since the competition got underway and many people are giving them their flowers. Christine made history today by winning a silver medal in the women's 200m final. The athlete gave a stellar performance today finishing at 21.81. Masilingi came in sixth place and she finished at 22,28 seconds.

Here is how Twitter users have reacted to their race.

@ShinOvene "Congratulations Christine Katiku Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi. Namibia needed that huge lift – especially now that the going is getting tough."

@Micky_right "Let’s celebrate black women without putting them against each other, what y’all saying or tweeting about Wonder Woman is bullying, stop it. We’re all extremely proud of Mboma  Gabby didn’t do anything to us, leave her alone. Congratulations to all 3 black Queens!

@JChimorah "These just show that as much as you can have everything and have so much access to so many things and so many facilities for to be become a better athlete. Raw talent can't be hidden away from the world. MUTETE TO THE WORLD AND THE ENTIRE OLYMPICS COMMUNITY"

They were recently banned by the World Athletics from participating in the women's 400m due to naturally high testosterone levels but this did not deter them from flourishing in the competition.

It is beautiful to see our girls winning after being deemed unqualified for the 400m. The athletes told BBC News that what happened to them after being removed from the 400m list was unfair. "We all come from different areas and are raised differently. It's just different. We are all created differently, with different purposes. So you can't compare me with someone else. It's really unfair," says Masilingi.

"I'll say the support system is very strong at the moment. There is a lot of it going on… It's all over the world and seeing people against this rule and everything, which really means a lot. The love, the coaches, and everyone, it's just good," they concluded.

Speaking to The Namibian Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) President Abner Xoagub slammed the World Athletics and said the manner in which they handled this was unacceptable and it was an invasion of the athletes' right to privacy.

"This is an unacceptable invasion of the athletes' right to privacy and to the confidentiality of their health records," said Xoagub.

Congratulations are in order for them.

Image Cred: Twitter

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