Margaret Bangajena And Albert Singele Among The Medals For Team Zimbabwe At The Paralympics Grand Prix World Championships in Dubai

Zimbabwe has long held it's head high among other African nations in Paralympic sports. Ranked 4th in Africa in terms of Paralympic medals won on the biggest stage, we're certainly a force to be reckoned with.These efforts are marked with the immortalised names of athletes like Elliot Mujaji who boasts of winning several gold medals.

The World Para Athletics Grand Prix series returned in 2021 on the 10th of February with the Dubai leg of the series. The series is set to have eight events which are scheduled to happen from February to May, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The series serves as the platform for qualifying for Tokyo 2020. Zimbabwean athletes seem to be currently making their mark in Dubai. Margaret Bangajena won Zimbabwe’s first medal in the ongoing Paralympics Grand Prix World Championships in Dubai in the T54 women’s 800m wheelchair racing. While Albert Singele added the second as he came 3rd in the T20 1500m men's race, winning a bronze medal. He also set a new African Record in the event.

Although initially scheduled to have 15 athletes at the games, Zimbabwe only sent 6 athletes instead. The 6 were set to take part in 13 events. Pride Tadiwanashe Mafira (100m men, Long Jump men), Clement Nyoni (100m men, 400m men), Albert Sigele (400m men, 1500m men, Long Jump men), Margaret Bangajena (400m wheelchair women, 800m wheelchair women), Pamela Vimbai Shumba (100m women, 200m women) and Vimbai Zvinowanda (100m women, 200m women).

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