Taonere Banda
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Rio 2016: Malawi's first and only Paralympian

Taonere Banda has made history by becoming Malawi's first Paralympic athlete, competing in the women's T12-13 1500m.

The 20-year-old, who was born visually impaired, has not spent time with her son since June because of her preparations for Rio.

Video journalist: Kathleen Hawkins

  • 15 Sep 2016