Paralympic team hopeful
Zimbabwe Paralympic team is hoping for the best and a good turn of fortunes at this year’s Paralympic games despite having tough preparations owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Paralympic games roar into life today in Tokyo Japan with the Opening Ceremony expected to be the main highlight of the opening day.
Zimbabwe has once again sent a small contingent of athletes casting light on the development of Sport in the Country.
Team Zimbabwe Chef de mission Ignatius Vambe said preparations have been progressing well albeit disturbed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Preparations were very difficult because of COVID-19, bt it was not only in Zimbabwe as this is a global pandemic. One of the reasons why we came a bit early was to ensure they get the best possible facilities and training.
“We have two athletes Vimbai Zvinowanda T47 200m from Zvishavane and Pamela Shumba T12 100m.
“In terms of our expectations we expect the best from the girls they have been working very hard and are acclimatising well here in Japan. We know the girls will do their best and we are proud of them,” said Vambe.
Zimbabwe’s journey at the games will commence on September 1 with Pamela Shumba competing in T12 100m and Vimbai Zvinowanda competing in the T47 200m on September 4.
Elliot Mujaji is the most decorated Paralympian in Zimbabwe with 2 gold medals.
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