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Johannes Nambala

Athletics
2

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Namibia
Occupation
Athlete, Physiotherapist
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
Welvitchia 77 AC: Namibia
Name of coach
Letu Hamhola [personal]

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 a gold medal in the T13 400m at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (paralympic.org, 27 Oct 2020)
Most influential person in career
His parents and teachers. (Gondwana Collection Namibia Facebook page, 20 Mar 2020)
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)
Milestones
He became the first Namibian athlete to win gold at a Para athletics world championships when he placed first in the T13 400m in at the 2013 edition in Lyon, France. (newera.com.na, 19 Dec 2013; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tokyo2020.org, 03 Nov 2020)
Impairment
He was born with less than 60% vision. (namibian.com.na, 28 Apr 2016)
Other information
MASSAGE COURSE
In February 2020 he completed a course in holistic massage at Nomad African Spa in Windhoek, Namibia. (Sport on the Move Foundation Facebook page, 22 Feb 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T13 Semifinal 2 2013-07-20 2
Men's 200 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-21 2
Men's 100 m T13 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 3
Men's 100 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-25 3
Men's 400 m T13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-26 1
Men's 400 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-27 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 2 2015-10-25 1
Men's 200 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-26 1
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 2 2015-10-27 1
Men's 400 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-28 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2016-09-08 2
Men's 100 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-09 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2016-09-12 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2016-09-13 4
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 2 2016-09-13 2
Men's 400 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2017-07-16 6
Men's 100 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-16 4
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 2 2017-07-17 2
Men's 200 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-18 2
Men's 400 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-21 2