Ananias Shikongo (1986) is Namibia’s and Africa’s sprint champion in 100m and 200m in T11 (totally blind). He made his personal dream of winning gold for Namibia in 200m at the Paralympics of Rio 2016 came true. He is competing against the world’s best from Europa, US and Latin America. Ananias needs to overcome the limitations of his support environment and to optimise his training and living conditions.
Ananias grew up in Okangolo, Oshikoto Region, northern Namibia, in a village not too far from the Angolan border. He lost his eyesight in tragic circumstances while being still a young boy. He went to special School in Ongwediva and Windhoek Technical High School.
Despite, or because of this tragedy, Ananias managed to become a great sportsman, a model athlete, the fastest African (blind) sprinter. His character and his courage allowed him to overcome and to reach incredible heights: Namibian champion, African champion, World Silver Medallist, Paralympic Record Holder.
At the Paralympics of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Ananias won a gold medal in the 200m with a Paralympic Record time of 22.44 seconds. He brought also two bronze medals in the 100m and 400m to Namibia. Now he is eager to break the world record!
Ananias made his achievements with little support and very limited resources. However, is next goals requires to optimize the environment that supports his personal and his athlete life:enhance training efforts; improve equipment; support travel conditions; optimise nutrition
All these aspects have room, and need, for improvement. Your support will help Ananias to optimize his preparations. Contact us for sponsoring opportunities. We will be happy to answer your questions directly.
Watch Shikongo's golden race with guide Even Tjiviju at the Paralympic Games of Rio2016
Paralympics 2016 (Rio de Janeiro): Gold Medalist & Paralympic Recordholder 200m Bronze Medalist & African Recordholder 100m Bronze Medalist 400m
All African Games 2015 (Brazzaville): 3 x Gold in 100m, 200m and 400m
IPC World Championship 2015 (Doha): Silver Medalist 200m
IPC World Championship 2013 (Lyon): Silver in 200m and Bronze in 100m
Holder of Hein Wagner Trophy 2012: Most Inspiring Disability Athlete of the Year
All African Games 2011 (Maputo): Gold in 200m and Bronze in 400m
Ananias Shikongo met with a European business delegation visiting Namibia in Windhoek on 07 April 2019. Over a dinner at the Roof of Africa restaurant in Windhoek, Ananias shared his story with the visitors. They were impressed on what can be achieved against all odds: an experience they know themselves very well as entrepreneurs…READ MORE
Ananias Shikongo and Johannes Nambala visited the Windhoek International School on Tuesday 12th of March. They got many questions from the learners about how it is to be visual impaired and what you have to do to win a gold medal.READ MORE