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Nine years later, the Paralympic Committee again includes swimming in the calendar

The Paralympic Committee has decided to reinstate swimming on its calendar. This sport was inactive for nine years, however, it will return to be part of the competition after the covid-19 pandemic is brought under control.


The tests, which will take place at the Alvalade swimming pool in Luanda, were for this month, however, the Paralympic Committee had to change the schedule due to the presence of the pandemic in the country.

According to Angop, the committee's schedule also includes other events. Among them are the National Football Championship for amputees - which will take place in Benguela - an athletics competition at the Estádio Recreativo da Caála, in Huambo, and the National Wheelchair Basketball Championship, which will also take place in Benguela.

The novelty came with the implementation of swimming, which in 1999 earned Angola the first gold medals. The country competed in the Panafrican Games in South Africa, with athletes Ngola Aguiar and Irene Bandeira winning the podium.

The last time Angola took part in competitions in this sport was in 2011, at the Panafrican Games held in Mozambique.

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