[Video] High jumper Yusif Amadu trains on mattress ahead of Paralympic Games

Yusif Amadu

While his competitors probably have the best of facilities to prepare for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Ghanaian high jumper has to make do with self-created unsuitable training equipment.

Yusif Amadu is stepping up his preparations for this month’s multi-sport parasports event by training on a mattress.

This was discovered by the 3Sports team when they visited Amadu in his hometown, Bawku in the Upper East region.

Facts you must know about Yusif Amadu

Nickname: Boy Wonder

Injuries: He was hospitalised after sustaining a head injury during the T42 high jump at the 2017 World Championships in London, England.

Awards and honours: In 2017 he was named Para Athlete of the Year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana.

He was the flag bearer for Ghana at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Impairment: His impairment is a result of the effects of polio.

Other disabled athletes who will represent Ghana include blind cyclists Frederick Assor and Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe (Wheel Chair Race).

Source: 3news.com|Ghana & Paralympic.org

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