Ishitile out of IPC World Athletics Championships T11 200m
15 Jul 2017 22:00pm
LONDON, 15 JUL (NAMPA) Paralympic sprinter Lahja Ishitile and her guide Sydney Kamuaruuma were knocked out of the T11, 200 metre (m) semi-finals of the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships.
The championships are currently underway in London at the 2012 Olympic Stadium, now known as the London Stadium.
The two finished fourth in heat two of the T11, 200m race with a seasonal best time of 28.72 seconds Saturday night.
The Namibian sprinter has a slight ligament injury, but told Nampa she will do her best in her last event of the competition Sunday morning at 11h00, Namibian time.
Namibia National Paralympic Committee Secretary General and coach of the team, Michael Hamukwaya told Nampa he was happy that despite Ishitile carrying a slight injury she managed to run a personal best at this competition.
Ishitile will only compete in the 200m and 400m races at the championships underway here until 23 July.
This major international multi-sport event involves athletes with a range of disabilities and is governed by the International Paralympic Committee.