Namibia’s Christine Mboma won the women’s 200m final at Wanda Diamond
League held at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich on Thursday night.
The 200m race went to the wire and resulted in yet another world junior record for Mboma, her time of 21.78 (0.6) was a world under-20 as well as African record.
Due to DSD regulations, Mbomba switch to the half-lap event from her favoured 400m earlier this summer “This season was
quite tough and very busy. I did a lot of races, so now I am feeling a bit tired. This trophy means a lot to me. I am glad I was able to run here and get this victory, but I still have some two more competitions in my schedule.”
During the Tokyo Olympics, Mboma won a silver medal in the 200m in 21.81 seconds, after Jamaica’s superstar Elaine Thompson-Herah won the race in 21.53 seconds.
Mboma was the first Namibian woman to win an Olympic medal, likewise she was the first Namibian since legendary sprinter Frankie Fredericks, who won silver at 100m and 200m in 1996 to bring home an Olympic medal.