Nambala misses out on medal in T13 100m
By Hesron Kapanga
LONDON, 17 JUL (NAMPA) – Paralympic Games double silver medallist Johannes Nambala narrowly missed out on a medal at the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships on Sunday.
He finished fourth in the T13, 100 metre (m) race at the championships, which started in London on Friday and end 23 July.
The Namibian sprinter qualified for the final Sunday morning after finishing second in heat two of the T13, 100m with a time of 11.04 seconds.
In the final, he started off slow but after the 50m line he started pulling himself together from last position in the sprint to end in fourth place with a time of 11.00 seconds, behind Chad Perris of Australia who was third.
Ireland’s IPC World Athletics champion and Paralympic Gold medallist Jason Smyth successfully defended his title after storming to the finish line in a time of 10.63 seconds.
Mateusz Michalski of Poland finished second in 10.95 seconds.
Nambala will now compete in the 200m and 400m events later this week.
The 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.