Namibia wins first ever men’s Paralympic gold

Namibian sprinter Ananias Shikongo has bagged his country’s first-ever men’s Paralympic gold medal by winning the 200m race in the T13 category, for people with a visual impairment, in Rio.

Shikongo getting medal

Shikongo, in a Paralympic record time of 22.44 seconds beat home favourite Felipe Gomes – who was the champion in London in 2012.

Other African gold medallists in Rio on Thursday included South African hand cyclist Ernst van Dyk, who won the men’s time trial.

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