Special Olympics Malawi’s (SOM) athletes on Wednesday won two more gold medals at the Pan-African Region Games in Cairo, Egypt to take their tally to four.
This comes after the five-athlete Malawi team won five medals, including two individual gold on Tuesday.
So far, they have won 10 medals from the international competition, four gold, four silver and two bronze medals.
In the latest development, Agnes Lekaleka won individual gold in 200-metre F03 division running race to add on the 100m race gold she grabbed on Tuesday.
She also teamed up with her compatriots Clara Phiri, Wemma Supuliyano and her sister Phyllis and Desire Namaona to win gold in 100m relay race.
Apart from the relay gold, Namaona also won individual gold in FO4 division 100 metre race and silver in 200 metre contest. Wemma won silver medals in 800 metre and 1 500 metre races while Phyllis grabbed silver in 100 metre race and bronze in 200 metre event. Phiri has bronze in 100 metre race.
Lekaleka yesterday said she is happy to have won her third individual gold after doing the same during the World Special Olympics Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March last year.
“It feels great to win my third gold within a year on the international stage,” she said.
SOM national sports director Doris Suwedi, who accompanied the athletes, said the latest development means the body now has a total of 65 international medals.
“Our athletes put up a gallant fight and it is not surprising that they have won these medals. We are happy that they continue to make the country proud,” she said.