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OBENG Patrick Yaw
Sport Para athletics
NPC Ghana   
GenderMen
Age45
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kumasi, GHA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 1994.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after watching Para athletes train at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana.
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Ghana
Tournament
All Africa Games
Location
Abuja, NGR
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named the 2016 Para Athlete of the Year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana. (citifmonline.com, 05 Jun 2016)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated above the knee as the result of a car accident in 1986. (liquidsportsghana.com, 11 Mar 2016; news24.com, 17 Aug 2006)
Other information
US TOUR
Having been trained by a US coach, he was invited to tour and compete in the United States of America in 2000. He was able to take 14 wheelchairs back to Ghana to give to people with a physical impairment. In 2003 he returned to the United States of America and received a further eight wheelchairs to give to people back home. (liquidsportsghana.com, 11 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010 1500m T54 3:28.21
Heats 2014 1500m T54 3:48.11