Also in 2021 we would like to organise a training stage to set great results at the Para Athletics Grand Prix in Paris (France) and Notwill (Zwitserland). In 2019, Johannes Nambala and Ananias Shikongo with guide Sem Shimanda participated in a training stage in The Netherlands. During this training stage they set fast times for a good position in the current rankings. Due to Covid-19, the training stage and competitions were canceled in 2020.
Why the need for participation in competitions?
According to the IPC qualification rules the top six (6) ranked athletes of each Individual medal event will obtain one (1) qualification slot for their respective NPC. World Para Athletics will establish a 12- month Qualification Ranking from 1 April 2019 to 1 April 2020 for each of the Individual medal events on the Tokyo 2020 Event Programme. That means our athletes have to perform on the international competitions to obtain a position on the ranking list.