All Africa Games: Muvunyi records personal best to retain gold

Rwanda’s Paralympian Hermas Cliff Muvunyi made yet more history on Thursday evening, registering his personal best of 49:16 to retain gold in the Men’s T46 400m category at the 11th All Africa Games in the Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo.
Gold medalist Muvunyi (center) on podium singing the national anthem in a 60.000 sitter new Kintele stadium. (Courtesy)
Gold medalist Muvunyi (center) on podium singing the national anthem in a 60.000 sitter new Kintele stadium. (Courtesy)

T46 400m Final
1. H. C. Muvunyi (Rwa) 49:16
2. E. Ndimulunde (Nam) 49:52
3. K. J. L. Noumbo (CIV) 50:19
6. J. C. Ndayisenga (Rwa) 52: 88

Rwanda’s Paralympian Hermas Cliff Muvunyi made yet more history on Thursday evening, registering his personal best of 49:16 to retain gold in the Men’s T46 400m category at the 11th All Africa Games in the Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo.

Muvunyi, 27, also the reigning world champion in T46 800m, overcame stiff challenge from hopefuls Elias Ndimulunde (49:52) of Namibia, who claimed silver and Ivory Coast’s Jean Luc Kouame Noumbo who clocked 50:19 to take bronze.

Another Rwandan, Jean Claude Ndayisenga used 52:88 to finish last of the 6-runner race after Sacko Mahamane of Mali abandoned the race while Alex Anjos from Sao Tome and Principe was disqualified.

Muvunyi had qualified for the finals earlier on Thursday after he used 49:79 to top heat one table while compatriot Ndayisenga had finished second from heat two.

Muvunyi, won gold in 400m and silver in 800m at the 10th All Africa Games in 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique.

 

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