[Pic] Beatrice Like You've Never Seen Her Before

She comes a long way

By  | Jul 06, 2021, 03:38 PM 

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Beatrice Masilingi has taken to Instagram to thank her followers for the outpouring of love she has been receiving. Following her boss move at the Tokyo 2020 400m Olympics, the sprint sensation has been on everyone's lips. Beatrice raised the Namibian flag high with her victory, and we are proud of her.

Her celebration and boss move was short-lived though after the World Athletics caused outrage by removing her and Christine Mboma from the list of women competing in 400m. Due to naturally high testosterone levels, the athletes were deemed ineligible to compete.

Many people rallied behind the athletes and slammed the World Athletics for this decision. Beatrice expressed her gratitude for her supporters through an Insta story.
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"I just want to use this opportunity to thank each and everyone out there for your tremendous support lately, with everything going on, the love from Namibia and all over the world. Very much appreciated," she wrote.

She also shared a throwback snap of her from high school and captioned t with a powerful Bible verse."Matthew 21:22. “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."

Christine won in the 400m after she crossed the finish line in 48.54 seconds, making her the 7th fastest 400m runner of all time. Beatrice made history after an impressive 49.53 seconds run in Zambia in April. She also made us proud after winning at the Lucerne Athletics Meeting in Switzerland. She completed the 200m race 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.

Their victory with Masilingi was celebrated by many people and when they were removed from the list Namibia took to social media to support her. Several people accused the World Athletics of acting negligent and being racist following their decision.

@taytbells tweeeted "Whàtever we as black Africans have done to IAAF they should just forgive us. Their rules are only applicable to us black Africans. What have Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi done?

@knowledgeipinge tweeted, " @WorldAthletics What is your problem with Africans exactly, how did you arrive at the decision of withdrawing our Namibian girls Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi from the Tokyo Olympics 400m without even testing them?

@Benedick_M_Louw tweeted "@WorldAthletics is an anti-African anti-black and racist body that goes around arbitrarily reducing black excellence to testosterone levels. They've done it with @caster800m now they are doing it to our two girls Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi. #Olympics2021"

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