OYDC CEO Dr Chitangala wishes Munga best of luck as she heads to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
By Noah Silomba
OYDC Zambia – Sports Development Centre Chief Executive Officer Dr Fredrick Chitangala has wished Paralympic athlete Monica Munga the best of luck as she goes to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
The games which begins on 24 August will see Zambia’s Munga participate in the 400 meters race on 2nd September 2021. Speaking before leaving OYDC, Munga appealed to the nation to show her support stating that she will ensure Zambia is well represented by minting a medal.
“I need people to show me support as I go to Japan for these games. Training and camping was successful and I pray I come back home with a medal so that Zambia shines aswell’ she said.
And her coach Chrispin Mwale says the athlete is prepared both physically and mentally. “We are going to Tokyo to win a medal.
The athlete is fit and she does not have any injury. All we need is your support as she competes on 2 September” Mwale said.
The Paralympic Games or Paralympics are a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment.