Vero Nime receives new prosthetic leg

Team PNG, Table Tennis Para Athlete, Vero Nime was today gifted a new prosthetic leg by Ottobock Technical Service, the Commonwealth Games prosthetic service company working with para athletes within the Games Village.

Ottobock serviced Nime’s existing prosthetic to assist her with the Opening Ceremony and determined that the limb was severely damaged and really needed replacing.

They constructed the new limb and Nime went for a final fitting today.

Nime was ecstatic to receive the new prosthetic leg  “I’m so happy; it’s very light and easy to walk in it”.

The team from Ottobock will monitor Nime throughout the rest of the Games to ensure the limb fits perfectly before she leaves for home.

Chef De Mission Tamzin Wardley, warmly thanked the company for its support of all athletes in the village who needed their services, and thanked them with a PNG gift, for their generous donation.

Nime was the flag bearer for Team PNG during the Opening Ceremony last Wednesday and commences competition in the Commonwealth Games Para Table tennis this Tuesday afternoon against Felicity Pickard from England.

Nime’s sporting career commenced in the 2015 South Pacific Games where she competed in shot put and secured a silver medal.

A naturally gifted athlete, Vero was identified by Table Tennis PNG as a contender in Table Tennis to represent PNG at the 2017 Oceania Para Championships in Fiji.

A silver in the singles and a bronze in the doubles qualified Nime for the XXI Commonwealth Games.

Nime is being cheered on by her parents, family and home village of Sambuka Village, Kogi  Kundiawa.

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