Shikongo and Nambala to visit Lüderitz

21 May 2017 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 21 MAY (NAMPA) – Namibia's 2016 Paralympic Games medallists Ananias Shikongo and Johannes Nambala will on Monday visit the Seaflower head office in Lüderitz to present their medals.
Visually impaired Shikongo won a gold medal in the T11, 200 metre (m) sprint and two bronzes in 100m and 400m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Double Paralympic silver medallist Nambala, who is also visually impaired, won his medals in the men’s T13, 100m and 400m sprints.
Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC) secretary-general Mike Hamukwaya told Nampa on Sunday the athletes will present their medals to the management and staff members of the Seaflower Whitefish Corporation to thank them for the support they received from the company.
The NPC received N.dollars 57 000 from Seaflower, which played a big role in the team’s preparations for the games.
“We prepared well thanks to companies like Seaflower who were there to assist us financially and make it easier for us to our best to win the medals at the continental showpiece in 2016,” he said.
The athletes also went to northern Namibia in November 2016 where they showcased their medals to their fans in the Omusati and Oshana Regions.
Hamukwaya and Nicky Nghumono, the treasurer of the NPC, will accompany the athletes to Lüderitz.
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