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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02051
Date : 09/2016
Title : République démocratique du Congo : en route pour les Jeux paralympiques de Rio = Democratic Republic of the Congo : on track for the Rio Paralympics
Duration : 00:00:43
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
SECK, Mouhamadou Birom
Cameraman : LUMINGU KAZADI, Carol
Editor : SECK, Mouhamadou Birom
Production reference : 2016AV.0126
Description : Four proud Congolese athletes are gearing up to represent their country at the Paralympic Games in Rio from 7 to 18 September 2016, with the support of their national Paralympic committee and the ICRC.
"I never expected to get this far, I'm so happy !" said Luyina Kiese Rosette, who took up athletics in 2010. That was the year when part of her right leg was amputated after she stepped on a landmine in Rutshuru (North Kivu), a region plagued by armed conflicts. Through the ICRC's physical rehabilitation programme, she received treatment and an orthopedic device. She says that sport changed her life and helped her overcome this tragedy. In Rio, Luina and fellow athlete Tolombo Kitete Crispin will be competing in the shot-put and javelin. This will be Luyina's first time participating in such a major competition.
Two other athletes, Mwengani Mabonze John and Kinzonzi Kaba Paul, will compete in the track events. In this kind of competition, participants have to bring their own equipment. The ICRC donated two wheelchairs and replacement parts.
Between January and June 2016, 530 people living with a disability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo benefited from the ICRC's physical rehabilitation services, including 302 who were fitted with orthopedic devices.
Original language : English; French
French title : République démocratique du Congo : en route pour les Jeux paralympiques de Rio
English title : Democratic Republic of the Congo : on track for the Rio Paralympics
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1280 x 720
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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