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NAMBALA Johannes
Sport Para athletics
NPC Namibia   
GenderMen
Age27
Height1.70 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Windhoek, NAM
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2012 in South Africa.
Club / Team
Namib Lions Athletic Club: Namibia
Name of coach
Michael Hamukwaya [national], ZAM
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Namibia
General Interest
Nicknames
Johnny (namibian.com.na, 28 Apr 2016)
Hobbies
Supporting English football club Manchester United. (namibian.com.na, 28 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T13 200m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (namibian.com.na, 28 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Michael Hamukwaya and Barbara Fernandes. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always do your best." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He received a sporting achievement award from Disability Sports Namibia in 2015. (namibiansun.com, 19 Oct 2015)

He was named the 2013 Para Sportsman of the Year by the Namibia Sports Commission. (namibian.com.na, 28 Apr 2016)
Impairment
He was born with less than 60% vision. (namibian.com.na, 28 Apr 2016)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Namibian athlete to win gold at a para-athletics world championships in 2013 in Lyon, France, when he placed first in the T13 400m. (newera.com.na, 19 Dec 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 100m T13 10.78
4 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 43.66
2 2016 400m T13 47.21
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 200m T13 21.59
4 2013 100m T13 11.15
1 2013 400m T13 49.07
1 2015 200m T13 21.74
3 2015 400m T13 48.68
4 2017 100m T13 11.00
2 2017 200m T13 21.81
2 2017 400m T13 48.40