The Taça Lwini gets underway today in Luanda, Angola with three sports on the program. Soccer on crutches and wheelchair basketball get underway today. The athletics competition, a 10km race, is scheduled for Sunday.
Started in 2005, it is the fourth time the competition has been open to international sportspeople. All of this year’s non-Angolan participants, coming from Cape Verde, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe, will be competing in athletics.
Among the competitors is Maiker Veiga, a T46 track and field competitor and student from São Tomé and Príncipe. He is scheduled to run on Sunday. T46 Cape Verdans Carlos Araújo and Jailson Moreira will also be on the starting line. Moreira , from Cidade da Praia, will be making his international debut. Araújo will be seeking to improve on his third place finish at last year’s Taça Lwini. The pair are joined by their coach, Maximilian Stipal.