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Anita Fordjour

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53

Further personal information

Family
Daughters Lindy and Angela
Residence
Kumasi, GHA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing wheelchair basketball at age 20, but took up wheelchair racing soon after.
Why this sport?
She was motivated to take up the sport by a friend.
Name of coach
Peter Adjei [national]
Training Regime
She trains in the morning for three hours at Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Ghana

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
US wheelchair racer Jean Driscoll. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be bold and have faith." (Sophie Williams Vimeo profile, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
She received a Special Meritorious Award at the 2012 Sport Writers Association of Ghana Awards, for her contribution towards the development of sport in the country. (ghananewsagency.org, 30 Jun 2013)

She was named 2010 Female Athlete of the Year by the Sport Writers Association of Ghana. (ghananewsagency.org, 03 Jul 2011)
Impairment
At age six she lost the use of her legs due to the effects of polio. (Trans World Sport, 28 Jan 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-02 7
Women's 200 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-06 7