05.08.2022 Cycling

Teen makes Ghana unicycling history at championships

By BBC Africa
Trey HaunTrey Haun
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Ghanaian-raised teenager, Trey Haun, has won two medals at the Unicycling World Championship, the nation's first medals in the competition.

Many Ghanaians on social media have been celebrating the rare achievement at the competition held in France.

Trey first won a silver medal in the 30m Wheel Walk Race (15 to 16-year-old male) and then bronze medal in the 50m One-Wheel Race (15 to 16-year-old male).

His father William Haun tweeted: "This boy of mine took two Unicycling World Championship medals for Ghana - the nation’s first. I couldn’t be more proud of him for all his hard work and perseverance!"

Trey is a US citizen who lived with his family in north-eastern Ghana where his mother was a surgeon at a mission hospital.

He moved there when he was eight years old and lived in Nalerigu "half of my life", he says, but is now living in the US.

The competition allows athletes to represent their country of birth or residence. This was Trey's 14th appearance at the championship.

He is competing with his friends from North-East Ghana’s Unicycling Youth team.