Agnes gets ready for Athens

Agnes gets ready for Athens

NAMIBIA Mobile Telecommunication Limited (MTC) yesterday sponsored Namibia’s 800 metre queen an amount of N$250 000, which will be used for her preparations ahead of the Olympic Games in August this year.

The handing was made at the Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School in Katutura where Samaria was a former teacher. MTC Managing Director Bengt Strenge said the company will continue to support the athlete as she faces her biggest career challenge to date.”The N$250 000 sponsorship of this world-class national athlete will assist her in her preparations for the Games,” Strenge announced.He said Samaria will soon depart on a six-week trip to the United States of America where she will train under the world-renowned Margo Jennings, as part of her preparations ahead of the Games.Jennings is also the coach of the ever-consistent 800 metre specialist Maria Mutola of Mozambique.The Namibian qualified for the Olympics after she clocked 2 minutes, 03,00 seconds earlier this year over the 800 metre distance.The qualifying time for the Olympics in that discipline is 2 minutes,04,00 seconds.”MTC has supported Agnes since 2001 and is proud to do this again, while she is going for gold in Athens,” he said.He said Samaria will after he training in the US proceed to Germany where she will spend a few weeks in Germany on a special training camp.”High calibre training and competition of this nature does not come cheap and this is where MTC has stepped in to show support to our daughter,” Strenge said.Samaria is expected to compete in the European Outdoor Championships which will be held during June and July, before taking on the Olympics.MTC Managing Director Bengt Strenge said the company will continue to support the athlete as she faces her biggest career challenge to date.”The N$250 000 sponsorship of this world-class national athlete will assist her in her preparations for the Games,” Strenge announced.He said Samaria will soon depart on a six-week trip to the United States of America where she will train under the world-renowned Margo Jennings, as part of her preparations ahead of the Games.Jennings is also the coach of the ever-consistent 800 metre specialist Maria Mutola of Mozambique.The Namibian qualified for the Olympics after she clocked 2 minutes, 03,00 seconds earlier this year over the 800 metre distance.The qualifying time for the Olympics in that discipline is 2 minutes,04,00 seconds.”MTC has supported Agnes since 2001 and is proud to do this again, while she is going for gold in Athens,” he said.He said Samaria will after he training in the US proceed to Germany where she will spend a few weeks in Germany on a special training camp.”High calibre training and competition of this nature does not come cheap and this is where MTC has stepped in to show support to our daughter,” Strenge said.Samaria is expected to compete in the European Outdoor Championships which will be held during June and July, before taking on the Olympics.

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