Ndimulunde hopeful for 400m sprint at Paralympics

12 Sep 2016 13:30pm
By Hesron Kapanga
RIO DE JANEIRO, 12 SEP (NAMPA) - Elias Ndimulunde could still run the T47, 400 metre (m) dash this coming Friday at the 2016 Paralympic Games underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He pulled a hamstring during his 100m race on Saturday, and subsequently ended last.
The 2015 All Africa Games silver medallist in 400m told Nampa Sunday at the athletes’ village he feels better and is hopeful of recovering on time for the heats on Friday.
“I was really disappointed that I got injured while doing my heats yesterday but the doctor has worked magic on my leg because I really feel much better. I feel I can run but I will let it heal completely in the remaining days,” he said.
The team’s physiotherapist Benny Obermuller told this agency the athlete made good progress but he will monitor him closely ahead of Friday’s event.
Team Namibia has thus far won two medals at this year’s games - Johannes Nambala won silver in the men’s T13, 100m and Ananias Shikongo won bronze in the men’s T11, 100m.
Team Namibia returned with two medals from the 2012 Paralympic Games - one gold and one silver, both won by Johanna Benson.