2369-Lassam Katongo photo

Lassam Katongo



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
F12, T12

Further personal information

Lusaka, ZAM

General interest

Awards and honours
He was Zambia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 29 Aug 2012)
He has a visual impairment to his left eye. (, 22 Jul 2012)
Other information
Supported by the Zambian Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Child Development, and the Ministry of General Education, he and two fellow teachers run an inclusion and awareness programme called Spots Against Stigma in Zambia. "I was taking [a group of athletes] to Botswana, myself and the head coach went to the Western province, we saw a number of athletes living with albinism, who had potential, [but] it was a challenge to make them come to Lusaka. Parents refused, they said, 'No, we cannot give you our children. We may give you these children, then you go and kill them, you'll use them for rituals'. People living with Albinism will not be left out, people with other challenges, any disability, all of them are included in this programme, because all these people have the ability to participate in sports. There are those who can do wheelchair races or those who can do wheelchair basketball. We will need to make sure people understand, to say don't keep your child [away]." (, 12 Apr 2021)

He has served as board member of the National Paralympic Committee of Zambia. (, 15 Jun 2019)


Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 3 4
Men's 1500 m T13 Heat 2 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Heat 1 2012-09-02 11
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-03 3