Ghana’s power lifter Charles Narh Teye has qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games scheduled to come off between 7 to 18 September in Brazil.
He thus becomes the first Ghanaian para athlete to make it to this summer Paralympic Games.
His qualification was confirmed by the National Paralympic Committee this morning.
Teye, nearly missed the boat to the Games as he dislocated his shoulder during training late last year, he however shrugged-off that injury to take part in an International Paralympic Committee sanctioned event in Dubai in February this year, which shot his points build up from the 2015 All African Games in Congo-Brazzaville and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to earn him a Paralympic.
This would be his second attempt at seeking Paralympic after making an appearance at the London 2012.
He has promised to work hard and make the nation proud this time but has however called for total support from the nation to help him prepare very well for the Games.