Weightlifting World Championships in Houston
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Firstly let me take this opportunity to say thank you for reading my page.
Who I am
Hi, I am Forrester Osei and I grew up in South London. I represent the nation of Ghana in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.
Before Weightlifting, I played American Football for 8 years for the London Olympians, University of Hertfordshire Hurricanes and during this period I secured a walk on trail out with University of West Virginia. I also played at the National Championship Final as a Running Back in 2010 – 2013.
Aside from all that, at University, I gained a BSc in Aerospace Engineering to my name.
What I do
I represent the nation of Ghana in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. I have trained in Weightlifting for just under a year, yet I have been able to progress to a calibre that allowed me to compete in the 2015 11th All-African Games, which were held in Congo Brazzaville, the British Championship and the English Championship and I am now ranked no.20 in the Commonwealth.
I always believed in the status quo, that working hard in the gym and putting up high numbers was enough to become an International athlete and represent a nation. I have learned, however, that this is only half the task.
Many athletes around the world are funded in order to deal with the high costs of travelling globally to compete. At this current moment, I am wholly responsible for the finance of my athletic pursuits.
How can you help
I aim to compete at the Weightlifting World Championships in Houston in late November this year. This competition is absolutely crucial for me as it would enable me to progress and compete in the upcoming Olympics in Rio. This is why I’m reaching out for the help of others for funding as this honestly means everything to me at the moment.
Only within a year of training in this discipline, I am ranked no.20 in the Commonwealth. By next year, I have set the realistic goal of being in the top 10. But this can only happen with the help of sponsors and other means on funding.
In this moment of time, I need all the help I can get to go to the Weightlifting World Championships in Houston and prove that I have what it takes to become an elite athlete. The calculated cost of going to the worlds is £1500.
I value any donation to this cause and I am also be interested in a long term private of cooperate sponsor, so please message me if you are interested in helping and been part of this amazing journey.
Once again Thank you for your time and your donation.