West Norwood resident and Ghanaian weightlifter, Forrester Osei, has been nominated in the Sports Category for the African Exclusive Man of the Year (EMY).
On track for Tokyo Olympics
Forrester, 30, competes in the men’s 94kg category and has achieved a huge amount of success during his weightlifting career. He was crowned 2019 African Champion and finished 6th in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in 2017. He is on track to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Forrester trains at the local weightlifting club within Brixton Recreation Centre, and other local gyms He is a great ambassador for the sport and coaches younger, aspiring athletes at the clubs. Lambeth’s leisure centre operator partners GLL support Forrester through the GLL Sport Foundation, in partnership with Lambeth Council’s Gifted and Talented Programme.
Citizen of Lambeth and Africa
Forrester “Although I live in Lambeth, I relate heavily to my African background and so I am super proud to be nominated. Receiving this recognition, and the support provided by the GLL Sport Foundation, really encourages me to step up my game and focus on my goal of competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”
For more information
- The EMY Awards is widely recognised throughout Africa, celebrating the achievements of distinguished men across local industry, community, culture, and public service. Dozens of men from all ages and walks of life have been honoured for their abilities, initiatives, and contributions to society. The EMY Sports Award is awarded to the most prolific and consistent sports personality of that year. The 2019 Awards Ceremony will be hosted in Accra, capital city of Forrester’s home country of Ghana, on Saturday 22 June, 2019. You can vote for him online
- For more about the GLL sports foundation in partnership with Lambeth Council’s Gifted and Talented Programme, see their information pages.