Paralympians rewarded for bagging medals
Paralympian medal winners, Ananias Shikongo, his two guides Even Tjiviju and Sem Simbanda, and Johannes Nambala, who bagged medals at the Paralympics held in Brazil, where last week honoured by Bank Windhoek at a function held in the capital.
Ananias made won two medals, gold in the 200 metres and 100 metres T11 races in Rio 2016 Paralympics with his guide Even Tjiviju. In the 400 metre race Ananias won a bronze medal with his guide Sem Simbinda.
Johannes Nambala won the country’s first medal at the Rio 2016 Games, a silver medal in the men’s T13 100 metre race.
Speaking at the occasion, Bank Windhoek’s Executive Officer for Marketing and Corporate Communication Services, Jaquiline Pack said the sportsmanship and determined attitude displayed in Rio16 evoked pride and was as inspiration for the country as a whole.
“At Bank Windhoek amongst our core values include teamwork, excellence, learning, passion and integrity. Qualities these athletes and their guides displayed with grace and honour. These sportsmen choose to follow their passion despite the challenges they faced along the journey. With this small token of appreciation, Bank Windhoek wishes to reward Ananias, Johannes, Even and Sem for their efforts and for placing Namibia Paralympian sports on the map,” Pack said.