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Charles Narh Teye

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Tema, GHA
Occupation
Fitness Centre Worker, Manager
Languages
English
Higher education
Marketing - University College of Management Studies: Accra, GHA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Accra, Ghana.
Why this sport?
He wanted to keep himself fit and enjoyed going to the gym. He especially enjoyed the bench press.
Name of coach
Peter Adjei [personal], GHA, from 2014

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Ghana
Location
Cardiff, WAL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
British powerlifter Jon Amos. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Injuries
In 2015 he dislocated his shoulder during training. (ghanagist.com, 13 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport made me realise I could do everything able-bodied people can." (righttodream.com, 2012)
Awards and honours
He received the Hero Award at the 2017 Allianz Awards in Ghana. (ghanaweb.com, 18 Jun 2017)
Other sports
He has been the team manager of the Ghana amputee football team. (ghanaweb.com, 18 Jun 2017)
Impairment
Both of his legs were amputated below the knee at age four weeks because of an infection. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; righttodream.com, 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -67.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-02 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -80 kg Final Round 2016-09-12 9
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 80.00kg Final 2017-12-05 14