Frank Fredericks Foundation

Tel: +264-61-22 8896
Fax: +264-61-22 9815

P.O. Box 86373
Eros Park


About FFF


About Frank Fredericks Foundation


The Frank Fredericks Foundation was launched in Windhoek on 7th of April 1999 by Honourable Prime Minister, Hange Geingob.

The Foundation was a way of Frank Fredericks saying "Thank You" to the people for all the support that he has received from them.

It is a non-profit organisation dedicated to young talented athletes of Namibia.

Through his career, both on and off the track, Frank Fredericks has received sponsorship which has helped him to reach so many of his goals. Through the Frank Fredericks Foundation, he hopes to be able to give scholarships to the promising athletes of Namibia.


About Frank Fredericks


Namibia's star athlete and accomplished ambassador, Frank Fredericks was born in Windhoek on the 2nd October 1967. He grew up in Windhoek with his mother, Mrs. R. Fredericks.

After completing his schooling he joined Rossing Uranium Limited as a Business and Marketing Associate, before heading off to United States of America, to continue his studies in Computer Science and complete his Masters in Business Administration with the emphasis on Finance and Marketing.

He has given lectures to both youth and adult audiences on motivational themes and is a Patron of KAYEC (Katatura Youth Enterprise Centre). His hobbies include music, literature, soccer and relaxing with friends.


Frank Fredericks Sports Career Highlights



The start of Frank Fredericks's international career in athletic track and field was at Tokyo World Championships where he came second after Michael Johnson in the 200m.


The following year at the Olympics in Barcelona he became Namibia's first Olympic medallist with two silver medals.



He "struck" gold when he came first in the 200m beating Carl Lewis and John Regis in a dramatic finish at the Stuttgart World Championships. At the same event he came fourth in the 100m.



He won the Commonwealth 200m title in Vancouver and came second in the 100m.



He came second to Michael Johnson in the 200m at the World Championships in Gothenburg.



By the time the Olympics had arrived, Frank had broken two Indoor World Records - 100m in Finland (10.05s) and 200m in France (19.92s). Unfortunately the Atlanta Olympics did not bring him luck and he came second in both 100m and 200m.



He was ranked number 1 in the world 100m and 200m and he was also Golden Four-Meetings (a combination of 4 Meets held in different locations in Europe) winner in 100m (the previous year he took the same title in the 200m).

Frank is the only person who has won both titles in the men's sprint. The same year he came second in the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At the World Championships in Athens he came second in the 200m.



Frank took two more titles - in Moscow he won the IAAF GP 100m final and then the World Cup's 200m in Johannesburg.


At the World Indoor Championships in Japan he came first in the 200m. In June at the Grand Prix meet in Athens, he came fourth in the 200m.

To date Frank has run more sub-10 second 100m races than anyone else in history.

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