Quick facts

Birthdate

December 3, 1994

Birthplace

Ghana

Residence

Ghana

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Toronto 2015

George Quarcoo is a Ghanaian-born Canadian track and field coach and former sprinter. He has had a distinguished career as a sprinter. Quarcoo began to lose his vision when he was nine years old and competed as a T12 classified athlete, which is for athletes who have very low vision in both eyes either in how far they can see (visual acuity) or how wide they can see (visual field).

Quarcoo competed internationally for Ghana before immigrating to Canada. As an athlete, he specialized in the 100 meters and 200 meters sprints.

Quarcoo competed with his guide Adam Johnson in the Men’s T12 100m and T12 200m events at the Toronto 2015 ParaPan American Games, finishing 4th in 200m semi-final and 7th in the 100m semi-final. He went on to compete with guide Dmitry Issajenko to represent Canada at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

Canadian record holder for the 200m sprint.

 

PERSONAL

 

Part-time DJ: mix at dance events, weddings, birthdays and more; Brazilian Zouk Dancer: featured in the See Inside Me dance show by DZouk Productions; Technology-fanatic: aspiring to attend school for an engineering program after track days.