At only 19 years old, Christine Mboma has accomplished more than a lot of people ever do in their entire lifetime.
The star girl of Namibia and the main reason why many Namibians watched the Olympics has broken a lot of records, won medals, earned awards and uplifted her family from rags to riches, but she is only getting started.
Here is a look at Christine Mboma’s net worth, her background and education, as well as her very colourful career that holds an even brighter future.
What is Christine Mboma’s net worth?
According to several online sources, Christine Mboma’s net worth is between $1million to 1.5 million. She has accumulated this incredible wealth from her career as a talented athlete.
Here is a look at how a young girl from a humble background has risen to become the most successful athlete of our time. Her success story is both intriguing and inspirational.
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Mboma’s early life and education
Christine Mboma was born on 22nd May 2003 in Shinyungwe, Kavango East and is the eldest in a family of three.
Until she rose to fame, Mboma who comes from a humble background lived in abject poverty with her extended family.
The fastest woman in Namibia narrated how when she was six, her father abandoned her family and when she was thirteen, her mother who was disabled passed away during childbirth, leaving her and her siblings in the care of relatives.
She currently studies at the Grootfontein Agricultural College where she balances her time between classes and her successful athletics career.
Christine Mboma’s career
Christine Mboma began her athletic career in 2017 when she was only 14 years old. In May 2019, she won both the 800m and 1500m races at the Cossasa Games in eSwatini and in July the same year, she scooped a Bronze medal in the 800m race at the Southern Africa Championships held in Mauritius.
In 2019, Christine Mboma’s star continued to shine as she won gold for 800 and 1500 metres at the Namibian Championships. She also came first in the 400m and 800m in Pretoria South Africa and improved her personal best time to 51.57 s during the Namibian Youth Games held in December 2020.
2021 was an even better year for Christine Mboma as she brought more glory to Namibia. On 30th June, she broke a 25-year record set by Nigerian Falilat Ogunkoya-Osheku at the Irena Szewińska Memorial in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Her win earned her the title of the 7th fastest woman of all time in the event and the 12th fastest result ever.
Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which was held in 2021, Christine Mboma suffered a setback after she was withdrawn from the 400m together with Beatrice Masilingi after they were both tested for high testosterone levels.
She was however allowed to participate in the 200m race and she came in second after Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herrah.
Her Silver medal was the first-ever Olympic medal to be won by a Namibian woman in history and she instantly became a national champion and treasure.
Christine Mboma went on to win both the Diamond League race in Brussels and the Diamond League final in Zürich. Following her successful season, Namibia’s star girl was awarded the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) African Female Hope Athlete award and the BBC African Sports Personality of the Year award.
In May 2022, Mboma suffered a tear in her upper thigh during the Kip Keino classic in Kenya. She was a fan favourite at the race.
We hope that she fully recovers soon as Namibia and the world are waiting to see her on the tracks again- winning more medals, breaking records, and securing the bag. The future is bright for Christine Mboma’s net worth.
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