Uganda’s only representative at the Paralympic Games David Emong has scooped a silver medal in the men’s T46 1500m final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This is the country’s first ever medal in the history of the Games.
The 26-year-old, who often competes with able-bodied athletes due to lack of local races for his category, crossed the line in 4 minutes and 62 microseconds.
Algerian Nouioua Samir won the three-and-a half-lap race in 3 minutes and 59 seconds.
Emong’s performance was a huge improvement from his display four years ago when he finished fourth at the London Paralympics.
Last year, he won silver at the All Africa Games in Congo Brazaville.
Story By Daily Monitor Reporter