Ghana Paralympic team off to Iran for training camp

Author: Albert Tetteh Wayoe Jnr
Samson Deen
Samson Deen

A six-man Ghana Paralympic team is expected to leave the country on Thursday to Iran for a competition and a training camp towards the upcoming World Para-lifting Cup Championship in Abuja.

The Ghana team is preparing feverishly towards making significant impact at the international championship which serves as a qualification for the Paralympic Games.

According to the President of the Paralympics, Samson Deen, the contingents who consist of four athletes and two technical coaches will engage in an intensive bulk up training regime with the aim of setting up records to make it easier for them to test themselves ahead of the Tokyo 2020.

Mr Deen noted that the Games which is scheduled for February 5 -7 would provide the opportunity for the strongest athletes to raise their ranking on the qualification pathway to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

In an interview with the Graphic Sports Online, Mr Deen said preparation is going as planned and believes the training camp would fortify the athletics to win glories during the competition.

“The Paralympics has always given Ghana a hope. We will do well and I hope that our athletes qualify so they go to Tokyo in Japan and do well.”

The Abuja 2020 World Para-lifting Cup Championship is part of the World Para Powerlifting which will span across four continent for the first time ever, making it easier to test athletes ahead of the championship.