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Patrick Yaw Obeng

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Kumasi, GHA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 1994.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after watching Para athletes train at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Ghana
Tournament
All Africa Games
Location
Abuja, NGR

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named the 2016 Para Athlete of the Year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana. (citifmonline.com, 05 Jun 2016)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated above the knee as the result of a car accident in 1986. (liquidsportsghana.com, 11 Mar 2016; news24.com, 17 Aug 2006)
Other information
US TOUR
Having been trained by a US coach, he was invited to tour and compete in the United States of America in 2000. He was able to take 14 wheelchairs back to Ghana to give to people with a physical impairment. In 2003 he returned to the United States of America and received a further eight wheelchairs to give to people back home. (liquidsportsghana.com, 11 Mar 2016)