Nambala through to final, rookie Mushila crashes out
18 Jul 2017 09:10am
By Hesron Kapanga
LONDON, 18 JUL (NAMPA) Namibias Johannes Nambala qualified for the 200 metre (m) final after winning his heat with the second best time here Monday evening.
Nambala clocked 21.97 seconds in Heat Two of the T13 category at the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships underway here.
Jason Smyth of Ireland clocked the fastest time of 21.89 seconds in Heat One. He is the world record holder in a time of 21.05 seconds.
The final will be run Tuesday evening.
Nambala told Nampa after the race he is still positive about improving his time and will do his best to challenge Smyth for the gold medal.
Meanwhile, IPC World Athletics Championships rookie, 20-year-old Eino Mushila, finished last in Heat One with a personal best time of 24.72 seconds in the T13, 200m race which was won by Smyth.
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 Sunday.