WINDHOEK: Visually-impaired Namibian sprinter Ananias Shikongo qualified for the semi-finals of the Men’s T11 200m race of the 2012 London Paralympic Games when he ended third in Heat 3 of 5 yesterday evening.
The semi-finals will take place today, and Shikongo and Guide Even Tjiviju are scheduled to run in Heat 3 of 3 at 13h18 local time.
Shikongo clocked the third-fastest qualification time of 23.02 seconds.
The fastest time was 22.96 seconds, and second-fastest was 22.99 seconds.
The finals will take place later this evening at 21h15 local time.
The two Namibians are the only ones from their team of six who will be in action today.
The three-year-old boy who was run over by a car on Thursday last week, will be buried at the Otjirumbu village in the Epupa Constituency tomorrow.
The father of the deceased, Micheal Ngorera told Nampa yesterday that preparations for the burial have been finalised, and the child will be laid to rest next to his grandfather.
The victim, Vakaapi Ngorera, was brought from the village of Ohungumure to Opuwo, but a few minutes after being dropped off with his uncle Tuapuirapo Murumbua, the boy ran into the road and was hit by a vehicle.
He died on the spot.
According to a Namibian Police report dated 31 August, Murumbua was standing on the sidewalk, holding the boy’s arm, but the child managed to break away and run into the road.
The vehicle was at a close distance, and could not stop in time.