Seebach and Laggner do Nam proud

Successful return for Beach Volleyball athletes.

20 July 2019 | Sports

Namibian Beach Volleyball athletes Kim Seebach and Julia Laggner along with their coach James Verrinder, did Namibia proud by winning a silver medal at the first African Beach Games that took place on Sal (Cape Verde) in June.

The event saw 17 African countries divided into four groups participating, with Namibia competing against the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique and Morocco to get into the quarter finals.

The Namibian ladies first beat Morocco 2:1 and Congo 2:0, and were beaten by Mozambique by 2:1 in a really tight match. This left Namibia in second place in the group and moved into the quarter finals against Angola. After a close first set, Seebach and Laggner won 22:20 and then took control in the second set winning 21:14, and the match 2:0.

The semi-final was played against Kenya, with the ladies controlling the match from the start. Here they produced their best performance, winning 2:0, 21:16 & 21:17 to move into the final against Morocco.

They worked hard in the first set but were unable to produce the same type of volleyball they showed in the previous game, losing the first set 21:18 to a much-improved Moroccan team. The second set also slipped out of Namibian reach, and Morocco won the match 2:0, which left Namibia Volleyball in the second spot but with their first ever silver medal.

“This result and performance was a long time coming after we started working together at the end of 2014,” said NVF Coach James Verrinder. “The ladies are so talented and have a real passion for the game. The games were really organised well and a huge thank you goes to the Namibian Olympic Committee for supporting us in our trip there.”

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