Guest Contributor | Feb 20, 2024 | 0
Paralymic hero to host own sports event this week
The country’s Paralympic hero and gold medallist, Ananias Shikongo will host a one-of-its-kind athletics event at the DTS sports field in Windhoek on Saturday.
The event will kick off at 07:00 to 14:00, with the races commencing at 09:45.
Shikongo, who lost his eyesight as a child and overcame tremendous odds to become one of the world’s top athlete, at the event will train teams of two sighted participants on how to compete in a visually impaired race.
Following the training, participating teams will compete against each other in a 100m race, where one team member will be blindfolded and the other act as the guide.
The line-up of participating teams who will compete for first place include representatives from well-known local corporates, including Agra, NAMDEB, MVA, PwC, Crown Distributors and the Development Bank of Namibia.
The event is a joint venture by Shikongo’s initiative, the Namibian Sport on the Move Foundation, and investment company, BFS Nampro Fund, aimed at raising funds and boosting public awareness around par-athletics in Namibia.