By Metohuey Michael Adoglo
Namibia’s Olympic silver medallist Christine Mboma is considering the 100m and 200m sprint double at major championships this year.
The 18-year-old is set to compete at June’s African Athletics Championships in Mauritius, the World Championships a month later in the USA as well as the Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom.
The BBC’s African Sports Personality of the Year has already started testing her form in the shorter sprint.
This week she ran a new personal best and the joint second fastest time of the year as she won the 100m at the Athletics South Africa Grand Prix series in Bloemfontein in 11.15 seconds.
In 2021 Mboma started the year as a 400m athlete, but World Athletics high testosterone regulations meant the Namibian could not compete in the one lap race unless she agreed to take medication.
Despite a late switch to the 200m, Mboma lost just once last year and that was the Olympic final to Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah who claimed gold in Tokyo.
The 200m is still her favourite event and this season’s priority.
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