Paralympic athlete secures Rio slot

Teye (left) being attended to by a competition official

Teye (left) being attended to by a competition official

A member of the national A paralympic team Charles Narh Teye has become the first Ghanaian para-athlete to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games scheduled to come off between September 7- 18, 2016 in Brazil.

Teye, a power lifter, who was earlier feared to miss his chance to participate in the qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Paralympic competition after being rushed to hospital for accidentally dislocating his shoulder during training last year, was confirmed by the National Paralympic Committee of his trip to Rio yesterday.

He gathered his qualifying points from the 2015 All African Games and 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as well as that from his last International P a r a l y m p i c C o m m i t t e e sanctioned competition in Dubai in February this year.

This would be Teye, manager of Pulse Fitness Gym center’s, second appearance at the Paralympic Games, after making an appearance at London 2012. The athlete is relishing yet another shot at Olympic glory, noting that the country as a whole must come together and help him achieve success for the country.

“Qualification to the Games is one challenge and participating at the Games is another challenge, now is the time to work harder towards an Olympic medal and I need the full support of the country as a whole to get the very best of preparation for the Games.”

By Raymond Ackumey

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