For the second consecutive Paralympic Games, World Para Powerlifting has partnered with Kit Us Out to support athletes and coaches from developing nations providing lifting and tracksuits.
More than 30 athletes from 24 countries received the kits to support them during the competition at the Tokyo International Forum.
Kit Us Out has been an Official Partner of World Para Powerlifting since 2015 and supported over 30 countries in previous events such as the Rio 2016 Paralympics and the Nur-Sultan 2019 World Championships.
For this year, Kit Us Out received kits from BIGSER and Limitless Identity Fashion to be donated to the athletes who submitted their requests to World Para Powerlifting.
One of them was Ghana’s Emmanuel Nii Tettey Oku who competed in the men’s up to 72kg category. He was the third Ghanaian athlete to compete in powerlifting in Paralympic Games.
“I received the uniform when I came to Japan for the Games. It is really good to [have the chance to] compete in a nice lifting suit and I felt excited to have it. I did all what I could here in my first Games and I am proud,” Oku said.
Jorge Moreno, Head of World Para Powerlifting, said:
“We’re happy to be continuing to collaborate with Kit Us Out to impact athletes competing at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Since 2015, we’ve worked to identify and support athletes with Kit Us Out, helping provide lifting suits and uniforms to athletes so they look good, feel good and compete with confidence.”
Kit Us Out was created eight years ago in Great Britain with the aim to level the playing field in sport, distributing unused, professional sports kits to provide athletes with more opportunities to enjoy sport and compete fairly.
More information about Kit Us Out can be found https://kitusout.org/.