Nambala wins another medal at IPC World Champs

WINDHOEK: Namibian athlete Johannes Nambala on Wednesday won a bronze medal at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships underway in Doha, Qatar.

Nambala first won gold for Namibia in the 200 meter T13 category on Monday in a time of 21.74 seconds, setting an African record and on Wednesday night he won a bronze medal in the T13 400 meter.

He ran the race in the time of 48.68 seconds, which was his seasonal best in the T13 400 meter for the 2015 season.

Amgoun Mohamed of Morroco won gold with the time of 47.83 seconds which was the new world record and Sharov Egor of Russia came into second place with the time of 48.42 second which was a European Record.

Athletes in the T13 class have visually impairment but can reorganize contours between 2 and 6 meters away.

Other Namibian’s who were in action on Wednesday was Johanna Benson who finished seventh in the T37 women’s long jump final. Ananias Shikongo qualified for the semi-finals of the T11 200m set for Thursday.

He ran the time of 22.82 seconds, which was his seasonal best.

Namibia is also represented by Martina Amutenya Aloisius; Reginald Benade; Theofekus David; Benjamin Kamuhanga; Simson Kariseb; Elias Ndimulunde; Etchegaray Nguluwe; Sem Shimanda; Lahja Ishitile; Albertina Johannes; Rosa Mandjoro and Frieda Nakanyala.

The 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships is the seventh edition of the event.

The event started on 21 October and ends 31 October.

This year’s championships will be the last major competition ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The IPC Athletics World Championships is featuring around 1 300 athletes from 90 countries.

During the 2013 World Championships held in Lyon, France, Namibia won one gold, two silver and four bronze medals.