True to their motto, local financial giants Bank Windhoek handsomely rewarded Namibia’s Paralympian medal winners Ananias Shikongo and his two guides Even Tjiviju and Sem Simbanda, as well as Johannes Nambala, at a function in Windhoek earlier this week.
Shikongo made the entire Namibian nation proud by winning two gold medals in the 200m and 100m T11 races respectively at this year’s Rio Paralympics with his guide Even Tjiviju. In the 400m he claimed a bronze medal with Simbinda by his side.
Nambala won Namibia’s first medal at this year’s Paralympics in the shape of a silver medal in the men’s T13 100m sprint.
Speaking at the occasion, Bank Windhoek’s executive officer for marketing and corporate communication services, Jaquiline Pack, said the sportsmanship and determination displayed by Namibian athletes in Rio16 evoked pride and was an inspiration for Namibia as a whole.
“At Bank Windhoek, amongst our core values include teamwork, excellence, learning, passion and integrity. The qualities displayed by these athletes and their guides with grace and honour should not be allowed to go unnoticed.
“These sportsmen choose to follow their passion despite the challenges they faced along the journey. With this small token of appreciation, Bank Windhoek wishes to reward Shikongo, Nambala, Tjiviju and Simbanda for their efforts – ultimately placing Namibia Paralympian sports on the global map,” Pack said.