Namibia at the
Paralympics
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NPCNamibia National Paralympic Committee
Medals
Gold
2
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
8
Summer appearances

Namibia made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona. These were the first Summer Paralympics to be held since the country's accession to independence from South Africa in 1990, and thus the first Games in which Namibia was able to take part. For its inaugural participation, the country sent just two athletes, both women, who both competed in discus, javelin and shot put. They did not win any medals.[1]

Namibia was then absent from the Paralympics until 2004, when it entered a single representative in men's powerlifting. It returned in 2008, with a single competitor, Reginald Benade, in men's discus and shot put. Benade won Namibia's first Paralympic medal: a bronze in the discus.[2]

Namibia achieved its first Paralympic gold medal in the 2012 London Summer Paralympics. Johanna Benson, at the time Namibia's only female athlete, won the 200 meter race in her division.[3]

Namibia competed in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, earning two silver and two gold medals in athletics categories.[2]

Namibia has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics.[4]

Medallists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Reginald Benade 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's discus throw F35-36
 Gold Johanna Benson 2012 London Athletics Women's 200m T37
 Silver Johanna Benson 2012 London Athletics Women's 100m T37
 Gold Ananias Shikongo 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 200m T11
 Silver Johannes Nambala 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 100m T13
 Silver Johannes Nambala 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 400m T13
 Bronze Ananias Shikongo 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 100m T11
 Bronze Ananias Shikongo 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 400m T11

See also

References

  1. ^ Namibia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ a b Namibia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "Benson makes history with gold medal". namibia-botschaft.de. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  4. ^ Namibia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee