Van der Linden earns Paralympic Swimming classification
■ By Michael Uugwanga
PARALYMPIANS have always been at the forefront of success when it comes to winning medals at big competitions, and there is a new name in the local paralympian family: Namasiku Van der Linden.
Van der Linden was recently in Scotland for the Citi Para Swimming World Series in Aberdeen to achieve paralympic status, which she did after a strong performance.
She competed in the 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley (IM) S14 and set a personal best, which earned her paralympic classifications, allowing her to compete in International Paralympic Committee (IPC) events such as the Paralympic Games, World Championships, and Commonwealth Games.
The 17-year-old Windhoek-born swimmer with an intellectual disability began swimming at Dolphins Swimming Club in Windhoek as a child.
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