World Paralympics Athletics Grand Prix: Zimbabwe’s Margret Bangajena Wins Bronze

Zimbabwe’s Margret Bangajena has won a bronze medal at the World Paralympics Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai in the 800m T53/54 wheelchair event.

The World Paralympics Athletics Grand Prix run from the 6th to the 14th of February.

Admittedly, Margret Bangajena was a distant third of the three competitors, but still quite an achievement at the age of 43.

Dogangun Hamide and Acet Zeynep, both from Turkey, in that order, came first and second.

Margret Bangajena has so far been awarded eleven Annual National Sports Awards (ANSA) (Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability) in her career.

She was also part of the first Para-Rowers team to emerge from Zimbabwe in the All Africa Games in Maputo in 2011 and also took part at the Italy Para-Rowers World Cup 2016 and plays wheelchair basketball too.


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