Three-time Ghanaian Paralympian Botsyo Nkegbe, has indicated that, his dream was to venture into technology not sports when growing up.
He made these assertions when speaking to GNA sports monitored by Talksafrica.com.
According to him, his dream was to be an engineer growing up but diverted to sports at a later stage in his life.he said he developed an interest in Para Sports when he attended a meeting with the Ghana Society Physical Disability (GSPD) and joined their training afterward to throw footballs in a wheelchair.
“I wanted to be an engineer as a child because of my creativity. I Learnt vocational skills in school, weaving, and leather works in school but along the line, I diverted to sports”He said
He added that, he had no idea of para-sports during his school days.
“I didn’t dream of becoming an athlete. I didn’t know of para-sports back then. Back in school what I do is to cheer on athletes who participated in other disciplines,I developed an interest in sports after a meeting I had with a company named Ghana Society of Physical Disability (GSPD). That was where it started and I took it to the next level.”
Botsyo Nkegbe developed Polio at age six.He is the first Ghanaian to qualify for the Paralympics in the 2004 Olympic games in Athens.The 41 year old is also gifted in crafts including weaving and leather.
He has won Gold medals for Ghana at the international level and became the first para-athlete to qualify for the Paralympics in 2020 in Tokyo.
Paa Kweku Eshun Talksafrica.com