Para Athletics Committee (PAC) will tomorrow launch talent identification exercise for the Central Region at Kaliyeka Primary School in Lilongwe ahead of the inaugural Para Athletics National Championship.
According to PAC chairperson Joseph Galanje, whose body is Malawi Paralympics Committee’s (MPC) affiliate, the launch will start with the classification of para athletes at 7am.
At least 15 selected districts countrywide were tasked to spot their flag careers at national contest in T11, T12 and T13 track events categories.
So far, the South is the only region that completed the identification exercise for its 10 representatives at the national championship slated for September in Lilongwe.
“The exercise is moving to the Central Region this weekend. We will identifying the region’s ambassadors from five districts of Lilongwe, Nkhotakota, Kasungu, Ntcheu and Mchinji,” Galanje said.
The Northern Region will be the last to conduct the exercise in districts of Mzimba, Nkhata-bay, Rumphi and Karonga in the next few weeks.
MPC president James Chiutsi said they would like to use the inaugural national championship to spot talented para athletes that can help the country win medals at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
“Our vision is to mould para athletes into stars capable of winning us medals at the 2020 Paralympics,” he said. n