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FORDJOUR Anita
Sport Para athletics
NPC Ghana   
GenderWomen
Age39
Place of BirthAccra, GHA
Weight 43 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughters Lindy and Angela
Residence
Kumasi, GHA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing wheelchair basketball at age 20, but took up wheelchair racing soon after.
Why this sport?
She was motivated to take up the sport by a friend.
Name of coach
Peter Adjei [national]
Training Regime
She trains in the morning for three hours at Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana.
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Ghana
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
US wheelchair racer Jean Driscoll. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be bold and have faith." (Sophie Williams Vimeo profile, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
She received a Special Meritorious Award at the 2012 Sport Writers Association of Ghana Awards, for her contribution towards the development of sport in the country. (ghananewsagency.org, 30 Jun 2013)

She was named 2010 Female Athlete of the Year by the Sport Writers Association of Ghana. (ghananewsagency.org, 03 Jul 2011)
Impairment
At age six she lost the use of her legs due to the effects of polio. (Trans World Sport, 28 Jan 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 100m T53 18.91
7 2012 200m T53 34.31
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2006 400m T54  DNS
  2006 800m T54  DNS
  2006 5000m T54  DNS
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 1500m T54 4:18.83
8 2014 1500m T54 4:11.29