GHANA'S PARALYMPIC TEAM (THE POWER RIDERS) REGISTERS THEIR PARTICIPATION IN 2012 PARALYMPICS
12/11/2011 9:58:11 PM -
Team Ghana sealed a sure qualification berth towards the upcoming London 2012 Paralympic Games after a sterling performance in this year's 4th edition of Africa paracyling champiomnship held on the Kanda Highway, Accra from 10th to 11th December, 2011. Ghana battled it out against South Africa, Burkina Faso, and Albania in the male and female Tandem (blind) race, Handcycling and Cycling C-Class on the completely blocked Kanda Highway.
Ghana secured precious points in the C-2 Class with Alem Mumuni covering a total distance of 51.2km in the road race and 12.8km in the time trial whiles maintaining the Africa Number 1 spot for the 3rd consecutive time. Ernest Ayisi from Ghana was crowned Africa's Number 2 with in-form Abubakari Zakari as Africa Number 3.
In the C-5 category, John Mensah Badu and Thomas Ayine of Ghana became Africa Number 2 and Number 3 respectively after an impressive roll-out of 8 laps.
South Africa's Francois Bezuidenhoud is Africa's number one in the male blind cycling after riding a total distance of 76.8km in the road race and 25.6m in the time trial with Ghana's Peter Dery Davuro and Frederick Assor as Africa's number 2 and number 3 respectively.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has more programs to clear before the Paralympic Games and Ghana needs to be represented in these programmes to augment their slots for next year's London 2012 Paralympic Games.
At the closing ceremony on the Kanda Highway, Director General of the National Sports Authority, Mr. Wolanyo Agra confirmed the government's support in ensuring that, the team goes through adequate preparations with the standard equipment ahead of the London Games. He was full of praise to the Local Organizing Committee for staging a successful international event.
The Cycling Federation is very grateful to the Ministry of Youth & Sports, IQRA Ltd, National Sports Authority, Miklin Hotel, Aristocrat Hotel, Ghana Police Service (MTTU), Disability Options-Ghana, National Council on Persons with Disability (NCPD) and Promasidor Ghana Ltd for sponsoring this international event.
Dennis Kweku Moore
Director of Communication
Local Organizing Committee-Africa Paracycling Champs
Tel: +233 277452126/026056813
MR. AGRA PRESENTS MEDALS TO HAKI DOKU (ALBANIAN) AND MACLEAN ATSU (GHANA)
STARTING RIDERS OF THE ROAD RACE
THE GHANA PARACYCLING TEAM (POWER RIDERS)