…Para swimmer continues improving his personal best times
By: John Tuerijama
NAMIBIA’S Paralympic swimmer and Africa’s number one C6 freestyle 100 meters swimmer, Matheus Angula, has set his sights on clinching nothing but a gold medal at the International Olympic Games scheduled for Tokyo in 2020.
Previously known as ‘Spiderman’ the upcoming para swimmer recently changed his nickname to ‘Superman’ following a brilliant jump in the jumping block at the recently held International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Open and Para Championship in Nairobi, Kenya.
The nickname ‘Superman’ came from a South African swimming coach after he was impressed by Angula’s blistering jump at the competition.
The soft-spoken 24-year-old in an interview with Confidente this week said that getting a gold medal could be easily achieved, provided that he does extremely well in the pre-games qualification events that will kick start in 2019, with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Para Athletics Championships billed for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 29 July to 4 August.
Namibia’s para athletes have had tremendous success, at the previous IPC Paralympic Games, outclassing their able-bodied compatriots in bagging medals.
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