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Adisa Wins International Para-badminton Silver

Posted: Jun 25, 2015 at 12:43 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Bamidele Ogunwusi, Lagos


Para-badminton player, Folawiyo Adisa, has won silver at the First International Para-badminton Championship in Houston, USA.

The championship organised by the Houston Badminton Centre, USA held between May 19 and 27, 2015.

Adisa participation was made possible through the sponsorship by First City Monument Bank (FCMB).

The bank in a statement on Tuesday stated that, “This marked the eight consecutive year the bank has been supporting the multiple Africa and world gold medallist in the sport.

“At this year’s competition in the United States, Adisa won the silver medal to add to his horde of laurels, including the gold medal he won at the 2013 Spanish International Para-badminton tournament.

Adisa, while commending the bank for believing in him said, ‘’FCMB has been a great pillar of support and motivation. The bank’s support to me since 2008 has encouraged other physically challenged people to believe in themselves through the platform that badminton and other sports provide.”

FCMB’s Group Head, Corporate Communications & CSR, Mrs. Uchenna Mojekwu, said that the bank’s support to Mr. Adisa stems from its belief that “in every disability, there is ability.”

‘’We acknowledged his exploits in the game of para-badminton over the years. As a bank driven by the culture of excellence, we will continue to encourage him and other physically challenged individuals to realise their dreams and bring more laurels to the country,” he said.