Thursday 7th November, 2019
Edna A. Quansah, GNA
Accra, Nov. 7, GNA –
Ghanaian para athlete, Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe has qualified to the semifinal
stage of the 100m T54 race at the ongoing World Para Athletics Championships in
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with a win at the Desert Challenge
Games in Arizona, USA, Botsyo Nkegbe has now set sights on winning gold at the
He cruised to the
semi-final stage with a time of 14:89secs from the heat and is tipped as one of
the athletes to win the gold in the 100m T54 category at the ongoing 2019 World
Para Athletics Championships.
The World Para
Athletics Championship serves as qualification for the quadrennial Paralympics
in Tokyo, Japan.
T54 is a disability
sport classification for differently abled athletes in the track and jump
events. The class includes people with spinal cord injuries who compete using a
wheelchair in track events. They have paraplegia but have normal hand and arm
function, normal or limited trunk.
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