Namibia’s athletes have once again lifted the flag at the Paralympics just as they did at the Olympics, bringing the country in the limelight again since the days of Frankie Fredericks.
Earlier in the week Annanias Shikongo came second to claim silver in the Olympics of people living with disabilities (known as the Paralympics), and Johannes Nambala came third to claim a bronze medal in the 400m T13 yesterday to cement Namibia’s place in the world of athletics.
Five weeks ago the world was taken by surprise when two Namibian teenage girls Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi stormed the athletics world and claimed not only the final spot with eight of the world’s fastest women runners, but actually going all the way to win a silver medal for Namibia.
During the last ten years Namibia has been known for its exploits at the Paralympics, but with little development taking place in the sport sector over the years it even came as a surprise that Namibia’s paralympians will continue to shine at this year’s event.
“An excellent finish to the podium! One more medal for Namibia at Paralympics Tokyo 2020 – Johannes Nambala in the 400m T13 is bringing bronze back home! Proud of the team and well done!” said President Hage Geingob.
In the photo: Johannes Nambala showing off his bronze medal.