Klein-Nienaber's success build on teamwork

Hard work pays off – a common phrase, but seldomly have these words been truer than for The Dome Swakopmund’s Junior Athlete, Chrislene Klein-Nienaber.

Since the beginning of the year she has been in incredible form. Internal School championships, regional competitions and national athletics meetings – Chrislene has dominated them all.

Her most recent exploits, winning three gold medals with news records at the prestigious Confederation of Southern Africa Schools Sports Athletics Championships (COSSASA) in Botswana’s Francis Town, marked her greatest success. To date.

But, her remarkable accumulation of accolades hasn’t come overnight. As with all top athletes, it’s the hours she puts in at the gym and on the athletics track that give her the edge over the rest.

“It’s a team effort”, Chrilsene explains during one of her daily visits to the Health & Training Centre (HTC) at The Dome Swakopmund. Namibia’s premier gym facility has been instrumental to her success. And, so has the HTC’s manager, Ulla Finkeldey, who has overseen the aspiring youngsters conditioning and fitness training at the HTC for more than four years now. In addition, her mom Christa and high jump specialist Hennie Horn helped Chrislene to excel.

“Chrilsene’s success is testimony to the excellent work being do within the framework of the Dome Junior Athlete Program. We will build on this and encourage other youngsters to join”, Finkeldey underlined.