Rio Paralympics: African athletes to watch out for


African athletes will be hoping to be competitive in Rio de Janeiro with a number of countries from the continent eyeing medals in track and field events.

In the absence of its Paralympics poster boy Oscar Pistorious, who is in prison for murder, South Africa is still expected to field a strong athletics team led by Long jump champion Ilse Hayes.

2008 Paralympic champion Kevin Paul will lead the country’s campaign in the pool.

Tunisia which emerged as Africa’s best side in 2012 is expected to defend its nine gold medals from London mostly in athletics. Raoua Tlili and Walid Ktila its star athletes.

Kenya will be gunning for medals in the middle and long distance track events led by 1,500m T11 world record holder Samwel Muchai.

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