Accra, Aug. 30, GNA – Three-time African
Para Cyclist Champion Alem Mumuni will represent Ghana at the 2016 Paralympics
Games to be held in Rio, Brazil from September 7-18, 2016.
Mumuni, who will be making his second historic
appearance at the Paralympic Games, after his first showing at the London 2012
games, will be seeking to improve on his previous performance by making a
significant impact this year.
The cyclist, who is currently training in
the United States of America (USA), will count on his previous experience in
the competition and remains one of the nation’s hopefuls for medals at the
Alem will be flying the flag of Ghana in the
C2 Individual Pursuit and the C2 road time trials.
With few days to the start of the
competition, Alem is expected to depart the US for Brazil on September 3.
won two silver medals for Ghana at the European C1 Para-Cycling Cup in Greece
and is confident of winning a medal at the Paralympics Games this year.
The versatile para-athlete, who also plays
Basketball, Volleyball and Football, was a former member of the Ghana National
Amputee Soccer Team that qualified for the World Cup in 2014.
For him, the London 2012 Paralympic Games
has given him enough experience to build on in the 2016 Games.
Judging from his level of commitment and
dedication to the sport, there is no doubt that, Alem is capable of making
history at the Games, though he admits it will not come on a silver platter.
“The competition will be tough because every
athlete has indeed prepared for it but am confident I will triumph”. He stated.