Nambala promises better performance in T13, 100m final

16 Jul 2017 14:30pm
By Hesron Kapanga
LONDON, 16 JUL (NAMPA) – Paralympic sprinter and T11, 100 metre silver medallist, Johannes Nambala has promised to improve his performance after reaching the final of the men’s race at the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships.
The championships are currently being held at the London Stadium.
Nambala qualified to the final by winning heat two of the T13, 100m with a time of 11.04 seconds Sunday morning.
He told Nampa after the race he was not happy with his time as other athletes in different heats ran a much faster time than his.
“I know I can do better. I am now going to work on all the mistakes I made and when we come for the final later tonight, I will do my best to get a medal - gold would really be nice,” he said.
The T13, 100m final will be run on Sunday at 21h06, Namibian time.
In the final, Nambala will have to beat Ireland’s IPC World Athletics Champion and Paralympic Gold medallist Jason Smyth, who won his heat with the fastest time of 10.73 seconds from all three heats.
Other Namibian athletes also expected to compete Sunday night will be 2017 IPC World Athletics T11, 100m silver medallist Ananias Shikongo who will compete in heat three of the T11, 400m at 20h38 Namibian time.
This major international multi-sport event involves athletes with a range of physical disabilities, and in a few events, those with intellectual disabilities and is governed by the IPC.
It ends 23 July.