Forrester Christopher Osei

Further Personal Information
Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Aerospace Engineering - University of Hertfordshire: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up weightlifting in about 2014.
Why this sport?
"Prior to weightlifting I played American football for eight years at club and college level, and developed a willpower in training. The transition to Olympic weightlifting came naturally as I already had sporting discipline as well as the high physical and mental aptitude demanded by the sport. I was also accustomed to rigorous training, tough competition, and had the physical attributes necessary to become a successful Olympic weightlifter."
Club / Team
Crystal Palace Weightlifting Club: London, ENG
Name of coach
Kyle Pierce [national], USA; Nii Otoo Larkyne [national], GHA
Training Regime
He trains at the local weightlifting club within Brixton Recreation Centre in London, England.
International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Ghana
Tournament
All Africa Games
Location
Brazzaville, CGO
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." [US boxer Muhammad Ali] (Facebook page, 30 Oct 2017)
Other sports
He has played American football at club level in England, and had a trial as a walk-on for West Virginia University in United States of America. (pledgesports.org, Nov 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (lambeth.gov.uk, 05 Jun 2019)
Other information
OTHER EDUCATION
He studied a degree in biomedical sciences at Lambeth College in England, and a degree in aerospace engineering and sport science at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, Jul 2016)

FROM GHANA TO ENGLAND
Born in London, England, he lived in Ghana until age 16, when he returned to England. (gofundme.com, 06 Apr 2019)

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