Hamukwaya lauds succesful NPC national championships

22 Sep 2019 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 22 SEP (NAMPA) – Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC), Secretary General Michael Hamukwaya has expressed happiness with the talent showcased at the NPC national championships held at the Independence Stadium in the capital on Saturday.

Hamukwaya told Nampa in an interview on Sunday that the championships were a success that the NPC would want to build on.

“We had a number of young athletes coming from the regions and registering world standard times. I believe having top athletes in the country that compete in the T11, 12 and 13 events is a motivation for all these upcoming athletes,” he said.

Hamukwaya added that when young athletes are running world standard times, it shows that the future for athletics is bright.

“One of the things that we need to work on is filed events because only athletes that are in the Khomas region dominate this event. As a federation, we want to start working hard on field events and help those in the region improve.

“The national championships this year saw well-prepared teams and athletes doing well in their respective events and all those athletes who reached these international standards will possibly be included in the Africa Games team that will travel to Morocco in January,” he said.

Hamukaya stated that if it was not for financial constraints, the NPC would take a bigger team which he believes will guarantee them more medals like all the other nations that take bigger teams and win more.