WINDHOEK: Visually-impaired runner Ananias Shikongo on Saturday rounded off Namibia’s participation in the 2012 Paralympic Games underway in London when he failed to qualify for the finals of the Men’s T11 100m race.
Shikongo ended in third place in Heat 3 of 3 of the semi-finals with a time of 11.49 seconds, with Brazil’s Felipe Gomes in first place with a time of 11.20 seconds, and Baolong Shang of the People’s Republic of China in second place with a time of 11.24 seconds.
The semi-finals took place on Saturday at around 13h30, local time.
The finals of the Men’s T11 100m race is set to take place at 20h36, local time.
Shikongo and guide Even Tjiviju could not make it past Round 1 of the 400m race that took place on Thursday evening.
The duo was Namibia’s last competitors in the 2012 Paralympic Games, which end on Sunday.
Namibian sprinter in the T12 category, Martin Aloisius, was scheduled to run in the 200m on Friday morning, but he withdrew from that race due to an injury.
Johanna Benson is the only medal winner for her country, winning gold in 200m and silver in 100m.
Discus thrower Reginald Benade ended sixth out of 11 throwers, and powerlifter Ruben Soroseb ended ninth out of 10 competitors.