African players who can clinch medals at Paralympics, 2012 (Part 1)


Soon after the Summer Olympics concluded on 12th August, 2012 in London, Paralympics are about to take place at the same venues from 29th august till 9th September, 2012. Though the Great Britain won 65 medals during these games and stood third overall, the African contingent is looking way stronger.

First in the list of medal hopefuls according to CNNs report includes Elliot Mujaji, who happened to a part of the Zimbabwe athletic team and was qualified for participating in Commonwealth Games, 1998. The player however met with an accident including electricity and went into coma for a period of no less than 2 months. He however returned to his senses and recovered fast to honour his country’s name by getting a medal.

Another African Sportsperson Oscar Pistorius may also score a medal for South Africa in the Blade Running Sport. Oscar happens to be the first amputee in both legs participating in the 100 meter sports category and is a favorite.

Source: CNN

Photos: Paralympic.org, fastcodesign

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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