Ghana is set to make its first appearance at the Paris 2022 World Para Taekwondo Grand Prix at the Palais des sport Marcel Cerdan, as Patricia Kyeremaa, a female Para athlete will battle for glory in the K44 +65Kg category, today, September 5, 2022.
Patricia Kyeremaa who was invited to compete in the Grand Prix due to her advancement in World ranking (11th), won gold medal at the African Para championships held in Niger in February. Patricia, who hails from the Bono Region, becomes Ghana’s first athlete to compete at the highest Taekwondo event in the World.
The World Taekwondo Para committee supported the team with ticket and accommodation from the Para Taekwondo Development Fund and the Ghana Taekwondo Federation board took care of feeding, per diem and registration.
Patricia will be coached by George Ablometi, a World Taekwondo licensed level II coach. George, who coached Patricia Kyeremaa and 3 others to win medals at the African Para championships was adjudged the best female coach.
Also with the Team, is the Secretary General of the Ghana taekwondo Federation, Master Adnan Odartey Lamptey.
A win for Patricia Kyeremaa in her category, means she will gather ranking points for qualification to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
Patricia will compete with top rank athletes, like Guljonoy Niamova from Uzbekistan, Debora Menezs from Brazil, Dalia Santiago Moreno from Spain among others.
The Team emplaned to France on Saturday, September 3, and arrived on Sunday, September 4, for registration.