WINDHOEK: Namibian visually-impaired runner Ananias Shikongo on Friday qualified for the semi-finals of the Men’s T11 100m race of the 2012 Paralympic Games underway in London.
Shikongo was the fastest loser in the race after ending third out of three runners in Heat 3 of 5 in a time of 11.55 seconds, and in the process set a personal best time.
The semi-finals are set to start at 13h15 local time on Saturday, and the final is set for 20h36.
Shikongo and guide Even Tjiviju could not make it past Round 1 of the 400m race that took place on Thursday evening.
The duo is Namibia’s last competitors in the 2012 Paralympic Games that 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 – gold in 200m and silver in 100m.
Discus thrower Reginald Benade ended sixth out of 11 throwers, and powerlifter Ruben Soroseb ended ninth out 10 competitors.