Namibia?s T13 athlete, Johannes Nambala on Friday won the country?s third medal at the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships when he finished second in the 400 metre (m) final.
Nambala clocked a seasonal best of 48.40 seconds.
Mohamed Amguoun of Morocco won the race with a world record time of 46.92 seconds to successfully defend his title.
The Morocco athlete set a world record of 47.15 seconds at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil when he beat Nambala to the line, something he successfully repeated on Friday as he reduced the time again and beat the Namibian sprinter to the finish line.
Nambala told Nampa after the race he was happy to win another medal for the country and was aiming for the world record but it was maybe not meant to happen.
Mohamed Hamoumou of Algeria finished third with 48.65 seconds.
Another Namibian sprinter in the race, Eino Mushila finished last with a seasonal best of 54.61 seconds.
Team Namibia of four athletes finished the competition with three silver medals.
Paralympic sprinter, Ananias Shikongo and his guide Even Tjiviju won the first medal for Namibia at this year?s championships in London, United Kingdom.
They won silver in the men?s T11, 100m after finishing second behind world champion David Brown of the United States of America and his guide Jerome Avery, who finished the race in a time of 11.20 seconds.
Nambala won Namibia?s second medal in the T13, 200m after finishing second behind world champion Jason Smyth of Ireland, who successfully defended his title at the championships.
The 2017 IPC World Athletics Championships end on Sunday.
The international multi-sport event involves athletes with a range of physical disabilities, and in a few events, those with intellectual disabilities.
- Title: Namibia?s T13 athlete, Johannes Nambala on Friday won the country?s third medal at the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships when he finished second in the 400 metre (m) final. Nambala clocked a seasonal best of 48.40
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