Yusuf Amadu

Ghanaian Para athlete Yusif Amadu has targeted the gold medal for High Jump in the Rio Paralympic Games

Speaking to Yours Truly Enoch Wallaryo in an exclusive interview on sportsnite, the disabled sportsman who trains alone said when he gets the challenge, he will perform better.

He revealed that his best jump is 1.70m, but he can do better with stiff opposition and challenge.

Bawku based Yusif Amadu who participated in the Desert Challenge in the USA and won Gold in High Jump and Shot Putt hinted that he does not get the needed attention and support, but wants to make name for himself and the nation, Ghana.

Amadu, Aleem Mumuni (Cyclist) and Tetteh Narh (Power lifter) are the three para athletes who will raise the flag of Ghana in Brazil.

Yusif the Paralympic high jumper who trains with the aid of his mothers matres.  He is currently camping in Accra but sleeps in the Salvation Army church as his hotel.

Three Ghanaian athletes billed for next month’s Rio Paralympic Games have called upon the government for support as they prepare for the quadrennial event.

Rio Paralympic Games LogoAlem Mumuni, Ghana’s first paracyclist at the Olympics, Charles Narh Teye (powerlifting), and Yusif Amadu (high-jump), mostly sealed qualification to the multi-sports event through personal struggles and financial support from individuals, reports Xinhua.

They are demanding an immediate refund of all monies they spent on their qualification to the Games, as well as increase in training allowances, qualification bonus and assurance of motivational packages ahead of the beginning of the disability sports event.

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