Namibian sprint sensation Beatrice Masilingi bounced back to winning ways in Switzerland after months on the sidelines with a torn hamstring and damaged tissues in her right leg.
On Sunday, 3 July, Masilingi strongly bounced back in a thrilling win in the 200m race at the Resisprint International in Switzerland.
Masilingi won the race with a seasonal best of 22.29, followed by Poland’s Anna Kiełbasińska in second (22.76), which is also a personal best.
Third place went to Germany’s Alexandra Burghardt, who clocked a PB of 23.04.
A few months ago, Masilingi was forced to limp off midway through a race during the Gaborone International Meet in Botswana after she suffered a torn hamstring, which also led to the damage of other surrounding tissues in her right leg.
The 19-year-old Namibian sprinter, who is now running and training under new coach Hennie Kriel of South Africa, had been going through a recuperation process, and this past weekend’s race was a first of many steps on her journey to full recovery.
Résisprint international à La Chaux-de-Fonds, 200 m femmes:
1. Beatrice Masilingi (NAM) 22"29
2. Line Kloster (NOR/2e série) 22"51 (+2,5 m/s)
3. Anna Kiełbasińska (POL) 22"76 pic.twitter.com/nDZfN0dULT
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Photo 1 Caption: Namibian sprint sensation Beatrice Masilingi bounced back to winning ways in Switzerland after months on the sidelines with a torn hamstring and damaged tissues in her right leg. Photo: Beatrice Masilingi (Instagram)