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Jessaja Mweshipopya

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Jessaja Mweshipopya
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Jessaja Mweshipopya at the Africa Cup 2009
Personal information
NationalityNamibian
Born (1974-04-03) 3 April 1974 (age 47)
Eenhana, Namibia
ResidenceWindhoek
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Sport
SportIce and summer field
Event(s)Single
Team
ClubWindhoek Bowling Club

Jessaja Mweshipopya is a Namibian ice stock player.

Sports career[edit]

Mweshipopya started playing in 2006 for the Deutsche Turn- und Sportverein (DTS). 2010 he moved to Windhoek Bowling Club.[citation needed] He is one on the best players in Namibia;[1] As of 2020 he has played 98 times for the Namibian national team,[2] which won the Africa Cup on four occasions, latest in 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.[3]

Mweshipopya participated at five world icestock championships:[4] 2008, 2012,[5] 2014, 2018 and 2020[1] in Regen, Germany, when Namibia came second in group B.[6]

Personal[edit]

Mweshipopya was born on 3 April 1974 in Eenhana in northern Namibia. He is a Kwanyama of the Ovambo people.[4] He started playing ice stock in 2006. Mweshipopya is a gardener by profession. He supplements his income with amateur photography.[7]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gröbner, Thomas (16 March 2020). "Die Daubenjäger aus Swakopmund" [The Daube chasers from Swakopmund]. Süddeutsche Zeitung (in Deutsch).
  2. "Icestocksport Association of Namibia". www.detlef.iway.na. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  3. "Icestock team dominates at 8th African Championships". Namibia Economist. 11 September 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Winterer, Beate (5 March 2012). "Namibia bei der Eisstock-WM: "Das Eis bei euch ist großartig!"" [Namibia at the ice stock world championship: "The ice your side is fantastic!"]. tz (in Deutsch).
  5. Kratzer, Hans (11 March 2012). "Mweshipopyas großer Auftritt" [Mweshipopya's big day]. Süddeutsche Zeitung (in Deutsch).
  6. "Manspan hou naam hoog in Duitsland" [Mens' team holds name high in Germany]. Republikein. 19 March 2020.
  7. Brehme, Michael (6 March 2012). "Namibias WM-Team: Der Traum vom Eisstockschießen" [Namibia's world cup team: The dream of ice stock shooting]. Heilbronner Stimme (in Deutsch).

Category:Ovambo people Category:Sportspeople from Windhoek Category:African Games gold medalists for Namibia Category:Winter sports in Africa



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