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Taça Lwini gets underway in Luanda, Angola

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Maiker Veiga of São Tomé and Príncipe. Image credit: Comité Paralimpico de STP

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.

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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.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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