A Japanese philanthropist who wants to remain anonymous has donated USD$5000 dollars to Ghana’s First Ever Powerlifter to mark a Paralympic record for his country in powerlifting, Emmanuel Nii Tetteh Oku.

This comes after he watched the Powerlifting competition especially Ghana’s only competitor at the -72 kg class.

The philanthropist said he was impressed with the composure of the athlete in addition to his performance.

Tokyo Paralympics: Japanese philanthropist donates $5,000 to Ghana's powerlifter

He later revealed that after reading in the Japanese daily newspaper and reviews on television about the feat chalked up by Oku, he was moved to help the young athlete who made his first Paralympic appearance.

The philanthropist who wants to remain anonymous revealed that he lived in Ghana for more than 2 years in the 60s and has since being drawn to Ghana.  

The NPC President Samson Deen thanked him on behalf of the athlete and assured him of greater successes.

It is on record that Nkegbe Botsyo has made the most Paralympic appearances for Ghana, contesting in the T54 sprint events at three consecutive editions of the games between 2004 and 2012.

Anita Fordjour has achieved the highest ranking of an athlete from Ghana, placing seventh in both T53 100m and T53 200m at the 2012 games in London.

Oku, who was Ghana’s flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, registered his first ever lift at a Paralympic Games. His first lift of 160kg earned Ghana a 7th place finish.

The philanthropist who engaged the President of NPC-Ghana, Samson Deen and NPC-Ghana Secretary General, Peter Adjei during the presentation also disclosed his interest to “build an indoor Sports Center” for Ghana.

The NPC President upon arrival in Ghana will present the amount to the Minister of Youth and Sports and Request the Government to assist the Powerlifter get a new Prosthetic leg from Ottobock.