Meet the athletes representing Ghana at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo

Meet the athletes representing Ghana at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo

  • Ghana will be represented by three para athletes at the 2020 Paralympic games
  • The para athletes will compete in three different disciplines
  • The 2020 summer Paralympics games will begin on Tuesday, August 24 in Tokyo

Ghana will be represented by three para athletes at the 2020 Paralympic games in Tokyo which will take place between Tuesday, August 24 and Sunday, September 5.

The para athletes will compete in three different disciplines, namely athletics, powerlifting and cycling.

Ahead of the opening ceremony of the Paralympics in Tokyo, YEN.com.gh looks at the para-athletes that will represent Ghana.

Meet the athletes representing Ghana at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo
Meet the athletes representing Ghana at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Source:Facebook/npc_gh
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Yusif Amadu

Amadu will compete in the t42 high jump discipline. He represented Ghana at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio where he finished eleventh.

He was the flag bearer for Team Ghana at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

Amadu was named the Para Athlete of the Year at the 42nd edition of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana awards in 2017.

According to the International Paralympic Committee his impairment is a result of the effects of polio.

Frederick Assor

Assor is a track cyclist and will represent Ghana in the Men's B 4000m Individual Pursuit and the Men's B 1000m Time Trial.

He competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and had an impressive outing at the Tandem Elite Championship according the the Ghanaian Times.

Assor who is blind competes in the Tandem event which requires a sighted pilot and a non-sighted rider.

Emmanuel Nii Tetteh Oku

Oku is Team Ghana's flag bearer at this summer's Paralympic games and will lead the team at opening ceremony on Tuesday, August 24.

He will be participating in the Men's 72kg Powerlifting event. In March 20121, he won a bronze medal in the men's 72 kg category at the World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Manchester.

He is an above knee amputee and suffered his injury after being shot in the thigh.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghana will be represented by fourteen athletes at the 2020 Olympic Games which begins on Friday July 24, 2021 and ends on August 8, 2021 in Japan.

The athletes will participate in six different sports, which are, boxing, swimming, judo, weightlifting, athletics and triple jump.

YEN.com.gh takes a look at the 14 athletes set to make Ghana proud at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Source: Sports Brief News

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