Sprinter Ussumane Cande passes

Cande was the first female Para athlete to compete for Guinea-Bissau. 25 Mar 2017
Logo of Guinea-Bissau's Paralympic Committee.

Logo of Guinea-Bissau's Paralympic Committee.

By NPC Guinea-Bissau and IPC

The International Paralympic Committee sends its condolences to the friends and family of Guinea-Bissau’s Ussumane Cande, who passed away on 10 March 2017 following a long illness. She was 28.

Cande was her country’s first ever female Paralympic athlete. She first competed at the London 2012 Games, racing in the 100m and 400m T46. Her best finish was sixth in the heats of the 100m.

Cande was one of two athletes to mark the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Guinea-Bissau’s Paralympic Games debut at London 2012.