Ghanaian para-athlete, Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe has qualified for the semifinals of the 100m T54 race at the ongoing World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
After securing qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with a win at the Desert Challenge Games in Arizona, USA, the Ghanaian has now set sights on winning gold at the Championship. With a time of 14:89secs, Nkegbe qualified from the heat into the semifinal and is tipped as one of the athletes to win the ultimate in that category at the ongoing 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.
The Championship is also a platform for qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
T54 is a disability sport classification for differently-abled athletes in the track and jump events.
The class includes people with spinal cord injuries who compete using a wheelchair in track events.
They have paraplegia but have normal hand and arm function, normal or limited trunk function, and no leg function.