Nasilowski ends last in IPC swimming events

20 Jul 2015 11:20am
WINDHOEK, 20 JUL (NAMPA) - Namibia’s only participant at the International Paralympic Committee‎ (IPC) Swimming World Championships that was held in Glasgow, Scotland will return home on Tuesday without any medals.
Gideon ‘The Amphibian’ Nasilowski came last in his first race of the 2015 IPC swimming championships on Monday in the 200 metre (m) freestyle in a time of seven minutes and 10 point 90 seconds (7:10.90).
On Thursday, Nasilowski again ended last in the 50 m freestyle with a time of 1:43.47.
The Amphibian again found the going tough in his last event on Friday, when he came in last position in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 2:10.06.
Representatives of the Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC) who attended the event said in a statement availed to Nampa on Saturday that the Namibian delegation will be back in the country on Tuesday this week, and is thankful of the support received.
“The Namibian Paralympic Committee would like to thank Government, especially the Directorate of Sport, for sponsoring our para-athletes and giving these athletes an opportunity to participate amongst the top countries in the world.
“The team would also like to thank the Namibian people for their support during this competition and hope they are inspired by the spirit of athletes through sports,” read the statement.
More than 580 athletes from about 70 countries took part in the prestigious international event.