Other Sports of Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Source: GNA

Mumuni and Fodjour to take their turn ...

Ghana's Para-cyclist Alem Mumuni and Anita Fodjour will stage another campaign on Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6, respectively at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

Mumuni who goes into the competition as the only African and the continent’s best, will seek honours in the Men’s Individual C2 Time Trial on Wednesday, among 15 other nationals at Brands Hatch, Kent, London, in a bid to restore Ghana’s hope in the competition.

The event, which will be straight finals, with each athlete starting with 60 seconds interval, will see the cyclist with the fastest time to complete the distance of 16 kilometers as the winner.

Mumuni, one of the key medal prospects for Ghana following his ranking as the best in Africa, has been training intensively since he recovered from chicken pox about a week ago under the technical guidance of Shaaban Mohammed.

The Ghanaian will make another attempt in a Road Race which covers a distance 64 kilometers on Thursday.

Shaaban Mohammed, Technical Director of the National Cycling team believes Mumuni is in the best of shapes to deliver and looks forward to a successful outing at the competition.

The African champion will be seeking to make a major impact in the competition after two of his colleagues, Anita Fordjour and Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe had failed to make an impact and progress in the women and men 100 meters race earlier.

Mumuni earlier told GNA Sports he is confident of making a positive impact in the competition.

Though he regards participation in the Paralympics as key, Mumuni believes winning a medal will give him enough significance for participating in the Games.

Also competing in another category on Thursday, September 6 is Anita Fodjour. Fodjour will seek to make amends in the Women’s 200 meters T53 category, at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London.

The Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist will go into contest with the sole aim of making amends after she placed at a disappointing 7th position in the 100 meters finals.

Even though the 100 meters T53 was her strongest category, Fodjour who seemed to have suffered a stage fright in the last race in front of the 80,000 capacity seater venue now seems to have gathered enough confidence to make amends.