Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe Becomes First Ghanaian Para-Athlete To Qualify For The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Ghanaian para-athlete, Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games after winning the T54 World Wheelchair 100m race with a new personal best of 14.22s at the Desert Challenge Games in Arizona, USA.

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His win in the T54 World Wheelchair 100m race has given him an automatic qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and also makes him the first Ghanaian para-athlete to qualify for the world championships.


T54 is a disability sport classification for differently abled athletics 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.

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