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Monica Munga

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Chipata, ZAM
Occupation
Student, Teacher
Languages
English
Higher education
Teaching - Zambia Institute of Special Education: Lusaka, ZAM

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12.
Why this sport?
She was selected as a Para athlete for a national athletics competition. "When I met track and field, it gave me hope, freed me from the days I had been discriminated, and gave me confidence. Sports not only leads you to a higher level, but also helps you find what you need. By playing an active part, I would like to encourage more albino people to have confidence."
Club / Team
Magwero Special School: Chipata, ZAM
Training Regime
She trains 12 hours a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Writing and singing songs. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Achieving the qualifying standard for the 2020 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Zambian sprinter Roda Njobvu. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nhk.or.jp, 29 Jan 2018; jica.go.jp, 30 Oct 2019)
Impairment
She has albinism. (jica.go.jp, 30 Oct 2019)
Other information
TRAINING IN JAPAN
In 2018 the Zambian government selected her as one of its top athletes and she was given the opportunity to train at the Nippon Sport Science University in Japan. She returned to train in Japan in September 2019. (nhk.or.jp, 29 Jan 2018; dailynation.info, 10 Sep 2019)