MIAMI, FL (16 March 2023) – Christine Mboma, Namibia’s silver medalist at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, is set to return to the track on May 13th at this year’s Kip Keino Classic after a year of recovery from a severe injury that forced her to pause her season.
Her veteran coach, Henk Botha, confirmed the news, stating that Mboma has been working hard to ensure she is in top shape ahead of this and other major competitions lined up for the year. – Read more: Video: Fraser-Pryce runs 10.67 at the 2022 Kip Keino Classic!
Last April, the 19-year-old athlete started the 2022 season with an impressive personal best of 10.97 seconds in the 100m and a fast 21.87 seconds at altitude in the 200m at the Gaborone International Meet in Botswana before being struck by an injury that put her season on hold.
However, she made a comeback later in the summer and won a bronze medal in the 200m at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
“We are happy to inform the public that Christine’s preseason training has been going very well, and she is fit and nearly ready for her 2023 season,” said Botha, according to neweralive.na.
“It will be a long season, and therefore, we want to ensure that we manage her body so that she can be at her best throughout the entire 2023 season.
“Currently, her first official race will be on May 13th at the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi, and we want her to perform well in the race.”
Mboma won the 2021 Diamond League and has personal bests of 10.97 seconds, 21.78 seconds, and 49.22 seconds in the 100m, 200m, and 400m respectively.
She finished second to Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 in 21.81 seconds before going on to improve her personal best to 21.78 seconds in Zurich, a month later.
Botha revealed that his charge will again focus on the European circuit as she prepares for the World Athletics Championships in Budapest later this summer.
“Her season will mostly be packed with Diamond League events, based on the invites she received,” he said. “Once her official schedule for this year is fully confirmed, we will announce other races lined up for her as well.”