Namibia Paralympic Results

The Khomas region was the overall winner of the National Paralympic Championships which took place at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium over the weekend.

Khomas received a total of 269 points overall to finish seven points ahead of second placed Oshana region, while the Kavango region came third with a total of 188 points.

They were followed by Erongo (160), Omusati (114), Ohangwena (91), Zambezi (91), Karas (82) and Hardap (34).

The Oshana region came first amongst the women participants with 138 points, followed by Khomas (93) and Kavango (61), while the Khomas region came first among the male competitors with 176 points followed by Erongo (130) and Kavango (127).

A total of 150 athletes from nine regions participated at the third Senior National Athletics Championship sponsored by Coca-Cola Namibia Bottling Company.

The spirit of the athletes was very high and was demonstrated during the official opening ceremony on Saturday when the rain came down, but never the less all the regions paraded around the track singing and shouting with joy at being part of the event.

The president of Disability Sport Namibia, Charles Nyambe praised the executive committee of the Namibia Paralympic Committee for the strides made to keep the boat afloat and for the many partnerships they have managed to acquire, such as with Coca-Cola, NamPower and the MVA Fund.

Some of the top performances were established by Letisia Hifikepunje of Oshana, Johannes Albertina of Oshana, Loide Mupuma of Kavango, Simon Shilongolo of Ohangwena, Johannes Nambala of Oshana, Eino Mushila of Oshana, Ananias Shikongo of Khomas, Refni Britz of Karas, Fransoa Beukes of Erongo and Kennedy Iyela of Zambezi.

Johannes Albertina won two gold medals in the Women’s T46 category for the 100m and 200m Letisia Hifikepunje won two gold medals in the Women’s T37-38 category in the 100m and 200m and Loide Mupuma won two gold medals in the Women’s F44 category for discus and javelin.

Simon Shilongolo won two gold medals in the Men’s T42-44 category for the 100m and 200m Ananias Shikongo won two gold medals in the Men’s T11 category in the 200m and 400m Johannes Nambala won two gold medals in the Men’s T13 category in the 100m and 200m and Eino Mushila won two gold medals in the Men’s T12 category in the 200m and 400m.

Kennedy Iyela won two gold medals in the Men’s F46 category for shot-put and javelin Fransoa Beukes won two gold medals in the Men’s F37-38 category for shot-put and javelin and Refni Britz won two gold medals in the Men’s T47 category for shot-put and discus.

Source : The Namibian