Four years ago, Ananias Shikongo created history by becoming the first Namibian man to win an Olympic or Paralympic gold.
The 200m T11 gold followed by two bronze in the 100m and 400m changed things overnight – a life that had witnessed umpteen struggles.
From living in a town without electricity and water to moving into a brick house, Shikongo’s constant battle with poverty ended almost instantaneously. For once he need not think about putting food on the table as sponsors queued up. However, fast forward to 2020, like most, the COVID-19 restrictions has had its share of impact on the 34-year-old.