Hafenanye and Aihuki win more gold at SA disability champs

22 Mar 2016 19:50pm
By Hesron Kapanga
BLOEMFONTEIN, 22 MAR (NAMPA) – Namibian long distance runners with disabilities, Abraham Hafenanye and Eliakim Aihuki, on Tuesday won two more gold medals at the South African Disability Sport Championships underway here.
The South Africa Sport Association for the Physically Disabled and Visually Impaired (SASAPD) national championships started on Monday and end on Wednesday.
On the opening day of the championships, Team Namibia won nine gold, five silver and three bronze medals.
On Tuesday, Hafenanye won a gold medal in the T13 800m category, while Aihuki won gold medal in the T12 800m category.
A day earlier, the two also won gold in the 1 500m races in their respective classifications.
Tuesday also saw two more silver medals for Namibia from Simon Shilongo, who won silver in the T12 long jump, while Moses Tobias won silver in the T11 200m sprint.
T11, T12, and T13 classifications are for athletes with visual impairment.
Namibia’s medal tally now stands at 21 - 11 gold, seven silver and three bronze.
Namibia’s elite athletes Johanna Benson, Ananias Shikongo, Elias Ndimulunde and upcoming stars Lahja Ishitile, Johanna Katjikuru, Albertina Johannes and Moses Tobias were expected to compete in their respective categories as of 18h00 Tuesday.
They form part of a group of 35 Namibian athletes with disabilities at the championships.