The national selection of Athletics of the DRC participated in the first edition of the African Nations Championship, scheduled from 27 to 31 March 2013 at Wari in Nigeria. The DRC is involved with athletes capable of bringing good results.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo participated in the first edition of the Championship of Africa of athletics, which started since on Wednesday 27 March and which ends Sunday, March 31 at Wari in Nigeria. The DRC is involved with a number of athletes, who bring back medals whenever they participate in this kind of competitions.
The national athletics less selection of 17 years of the DRC left the Congolese capital since Wednesday 27 March bound for the Wari, in Nigeria. The first group, composed of only the runners Christian Assani and Sarah Kubi, Kinshasa. They traveled with coach Kalengay Ntumba. In order to allow our athletes to their travel, the travel of these cadets were paid by Bank of Africa, fills sources close to the Congo (Feaco) Athletics Federation.
According to the program prepared by the Congo (Feaco), the second group comprising Athletics Federation, six athletes from Katanga, leave the country Thursday, 28 March, provided that she finds other sponsors that will be able to buy tickets for young people.
A PASS FOR CONGOLESE ATHLETES
During the African Championship of cadets Athletics Zone 4 organized from 22 to 23 May 2012 in Yaounde, Cameroon, the Congolese signed a very fine performance, winning 8 gold medals and 3 silver. The Congolese Lomba T’bilisi won 3 gold medals and one silver. Lomba T’bilisi finished first in the 110-m combined hedge junior and Cadet (14 seconds). He also won the 400 metres hurdles in 56 seconds. And finally, Lomba succeeded jumped to 1 meter 80 in the high jump, taking second place in the competition.
Another Congolese athlete that marked its history during this Championship, it is Augustin Kalambayi who ran the 400 metres hurdles in 59 seconds, and managed to win the bronze medal. And at the meeting in Brazzaville, Amisi, 16 years, ended at the 4th step of the 1500 meters in 5 minutes 22 seconds. Elected athlete of the tournament in male version, Christian Assani had achieved a double gold in the 100 and 200 metres. A big performance that did not leave indifferent the foreign press.
THE GOVERNMENT MUST GET INVOLVED
By analyzing all these previous findings made by Congolese athletes, the latter deserve a frame supported on the part of the Government. The call is launched to the Minister of Sports, Baudouin Banza helpless Sungu, kindly priest an ear to this sporting discipline.
The third vice-president of the League of Athletics of Kinshasa, Thom Karol following the delivery of the Congolese people, advocates for the Congolese State grants more means to athletes for the development of this discipline.