Bank Windhoek rewards Para-athletes
07 Oct 2016 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 07 OCT (NAMPA) - Bank Windhoek on Thursday rewarded Paralympic athletes for their achievements at the recently concluded Paralympic Games.
The games took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 07 to 18 September.
Namibias athletes won five medals overall to beat their all-time record of three medals since the Namibia National Paralympic Committee (NPC) joined the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 1999.
Ananias Shikongo won three medals in the T11, 100 metre (bronze), 200m (gold) and 400m (bronze) categories, while Johannes Nambala won two silvers in the T13, 200m and 400m categories.
Shikongo was assisted by his two guides Even Tjiviju and Sem Shimanda.
Bank Windhoek gave the four athletes N.dollars 5 000 each on Thursday.
Speaking at the handing over, Bank Windhoek Holdings Limited Managing Director Baronice Hans said being the only truly Namibian bank, they saw it fit to reward the athletes so they can continue flying the Namibian flag high in the future.
Speaking at the same occasion, Namibia Paralympics Committee (NPC) Secretary-General and the athletes coach, Michael Hamukwaya applauded the bank and called on other companies to come on board.
This is good motivation for them to work harder in the future. The money will help the athletes in their preparation for future events, he said.