Mujaji comes out of retirement


Double Paralympic gold medalist Elliot Mujaji has come out of retirement and will compete for Team Midlands at the fourth edition of the Zimbabwe Paralympic Games which started in Chinhoyi on Thursday.

After contributing a medal to Midlands’ 10 gold medals at last year’s edition of the games in Mutare, Mujaji was set to hang his spikes but the athlete has decided to revive his career.

The single-amputee sprinter has now set his sights on the XIII Basauriko Probak Meeting slated for June 11 in Spain and September’s All-Africa Games which would qualify him for the London Paralympic Games next year.

Speaking to NewsDay Sport at the send-off ceremony for Team Midlands in Gweru on Tuesday, Mujaji, who is also the province’s athletics coach said he is back in the fold to win things and not just make up numbers.

“Competing at this year’s Paralympic games is part of my preparations for the Spain Basauri race in June and All-Africa Games to meet the qualifying time required for next year’s Paralympic Games. I am really training hard and will do well in every race I am going to take part in,” Mujaji said.