Zambian Paralympics promise medals at AAG

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) is confident that the four Paralympic athletes that would be participating at the Congo-Brazzaville All-Africa Games will mint medals.

NPCZ president Sara Brotherton said the four athletes have been training hard for the past three months and therefore was confident of scooping medals.

She said they had sent a strong team because non-of the athletes qualified on a wild card.

“All our athletes had to qualify for the AAG. There was no favouritism in the selection process. They had to prove themselves through qualification,” she said.

She said Zambia had among the best Paralympic athletes on the continent but they were derailed by lack of support.

“We more support for these athletes to win more medals for Zambia. They need to be motivated to reach greater heights in their respective sports disciplines,” she said. The Zambian Paralympics representing  are Serah Kenda and Richard Lubanza who both will be competing in power lifting with Anna Kayange and Wigan Mwiinga competing in the athletics.

Zambia will only be represented in six events-athletics, judo, swimming, boxing, handball and paralympics. From the 58, 10 will be judokas, 16 handballers (female), eight boxers, six swimmers, four paralympians and 14 runners, who will be hoping to increase on the 2011 AAG three medals won which included silver and two bronze. The  tournament kicks-off tomorrow till September 19.

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