WINDHOEK: Namibian paralympian Johanna Benson on Sunday evening won her country’s first silver medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games underway in London.
Benson ended second in the T37 women’s 100m race in a time of 14.23 seconds, behind France’s Mandy Francois-Elie (14.08 seconds).
Neda Bahi from Tunisia ended third in a time of 14.36 seconds.
Benson qualified for the final as one of two fastest losers in the heats earlier in the day.
On Friday, Benson ended 10th out of 12 competitors in the women’s long jump.
She will be in action again on Wednesday in the women’s 200m race at 11h49 local time.
Another Namibian sprinter, Martin Alloisius (T12) failed to make the grade in the men’s 400m heats on Sunday evening.
The youngster will again be in action on Friday in the men’s 200m race at 11h56. The final is set for Saturday at 21h05.
The Namibian paralympians that will be in action on Monday are Reginald Benade (F36) in discus throw at 11h10, and sprinter Ananias Shikongo (T11) in the mens 200m dash at 22h16.
On Wednesday, powerlifetr Ruben Soroseb will compete in the 100kg event for men.