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Moses Tobias



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Andre Oberholster; David Ndeilenga

Further personal information

Athlete, Student
Higher education
Education - University of Namibia: Namibia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
After his accident he took up the sport at the Oshana Heroes Club in Oshakati, Namibia.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals at the 2012 Youth Games in Zambia. (, 16 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career
"My mum, she's been supporting me all along and trying her best to help me in life." (, 16 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Former Namibian athlete Frankie Fredericks. "I heard and read a lot about Frank Fredericks in my youth, so he definitely inspired me and I thought maybe I can also run like him." (, 16 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he was named Para-Sportsman of the Year at the Namibia Sports Commission Sports Awards. (, 16 Sep 2015)
To win medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He also wants to become a teacher. (, 16 Jun 2016)
When he was a few months old he lost THE sight in his left eye. "Even my mother doesn't really know what went wrong and when I was taken to the hospital the doctors could not find out what the problem was." He became blind in his other eye at age 10 after an accident. "I used to look after the cattle and the donkeys in my village, and one time I hit a donkey with a stick. A piece of the stick broke off and hit me directly in my right eye. It was bleeding but I couldn't go to the hospital in time, and only managed to go the following day. When I was taken to the hospital the doctors operated on me, but they said the damage was very serious and I lost my sight." (, 16 Jun 2016)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2016-09-12 2
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 4 2016-09-13 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2016-09-13 4