Zimbabwe at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Infobox Paralympics Zimbabwe
games=2008 Summer
competitors= 2
sports= 1
flagbearer= Elliot Mujaji [ [http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/News/Press_Releases/Flagbearers_List_Opening_Ceremony_Final_5_Sept1.pdf Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers' List] on the website of the International Paralympic Committee] [ [http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/News/Press_Releases/Flag_Bearers_Beijing_2008.pdf Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers' List] , International Paralympic Committee, September 17, 2008.] (opening & closing)
gold= 0
silver= 0
bronze= 0
total= 0
rank= -

Zimbabwe competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. The country's delegation consisted of two track and field athletes, Elliot Mujaji and Molene Muza. Mujaji is a two-time Paralympic gold medalist, having won the 100 metre T46 event in 2000 and 2004, while Muza competed in the Paralympic Games for the first time. In the days leading up to the games, the pair trained at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo under coach Remigio Mumbire, however a lack of money threatened to cut the training camp short. The group planned to leave for Beijing on 28 August and arrive two days later.cite web |title=Paralympics team faces problems |work=Sunday News |date=2008-08-24 |url=http://www.sundaynews.co.zw/inside.aspx?sectid=1569&cat=5 |accessdate=2008-08-26 ]

Mujaji competed in the men's 100 and 200 metre races, and Muza in the women's javelin and shot put.



Mujaji was hit by hamstring problems during the 200 m final. He had to stop and went on to hobble across the finish line [ [http://www.greatzimbabwenews.com/index.php?news=270 Mujaji’s Paralympic dream shattered] , Great Zimbabwe News, September 10, 2008] .


ee also

*Zimbabwe at the 2008 Summer Olympics


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