Malawi withdraws from Paralympics 2012 due to lack of funding

  • Malawi has withdrawn from the 2012 Paralympics because of a lack of funding.

    Visually-impaired sprinters Chisomo Jeremani and Janet Shedani along with two guides and four officials were ready to travel to London.

    Malawi's Paralympic Committee has blamed the country's government and corporate sponsors for the lack of support.

    The London organizers Locog had provided some funding for the trip. However, according to Malawian officials it was not enough to send the full delegation.

    The southern African nation would have been one of 15 debutants at the Paralympic Games, which will are now made up of 165 nations.