Agnes Samaria

Agnes Maryna Samaria (born 11 August 1972 in Otjiwarongo[1]) is a retired Namibian middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres.

Agnes Samaria
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Agnes Samaria (right) at the 2007 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1972-08-11) 11 August 1972 (age 48)
Otjiwarongo, South-West Africa
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)800 metres

Samaria won two of the three medals that the country won at the 2007 All-Africa Games.[2] She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2005.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Namibia
1995 Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 25th (h) 400 m 57.63
25th (h) 800 m 2:11.61
1999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 17th (h) 800 m 2:11.58
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 16th (h) 800 m 2:03.11
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 3rd 800 m 1:59.15 (NR)
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 2nd 800 m 2:03.63
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 7th (sf) 800 m 2:01.29
World Championships Paris, France 23rd (sf) 800 m 2:02.66
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 16th (h) 800 m 2:05.05
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th (sf) 800 m 1:59.37
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th (sf) 800 m 2:00.13
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 6th 800 m 2:07.65
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 22nd (sf) 800 m 2:02.25
6th 1500 m 4:07.61 (NR)
All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 2nd 800 m 2:03.17
3rd 1500 m 4:09.18
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 1500 m 4:05.44 (NR)
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 14th (h) 800 m 2:05.23
African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 3rd 800 m 2:00.62
3rd 1500 m 4:13.91
Olympic Games Beijing, China 26th (h) 800 m 2:02.18
27th (h) 1500 m 4:15.80

Personal bestsEdit

Namibian Sports Women of the Year (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sports-Reference profile
  2. ^ Krastev, Todor (24 August 2009). "Athletics Africa Games 2007 Alger (ALG)". Todor66. Retrieved 2 May 2020.

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