Robert Dikazolele, assistant secretary general of the National Paralympic Committee of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has passed away.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), led by President Sir Philip Craven, has sent its condolences to those closet to Dikazolele.
“On behalf of the IPC and the whole Paralympic Movement I would like to pass on our sincerest condolences to Robert’s family, friends and colleagues following his sudden passing at the weekend,” he said.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
The Democratic Republic of Congo made their Paralympic Games debut at London 2012.
Their delegation comprised of just two athletes - Levy Kitambala Kizito, who competed in the men’s discus throw F57-58 and javelin throw F57-58, and Dedeline Mibamba Kimbata, who contested the women’s discus throw F57-58 as well as the 100 metres T54.
Kizito ranked 16th in both of his events, while Kimbata finished 17th in the discus throw and failed to advance to the final of the 100m.
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