The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation will be hosting its Congress in the
very metropolitan city of Incheon in the Republic of South Korea come July 11 to 13.
Paralympian and Chairman of the Jamaica Wheelchair Basketball Federation, Tanto
Campbell, will be Jamaica’s lead delegate and he will be supported by the second
delegate Christopher Samuda, President of the Jamaica Paralympic Association of which
the Federation is a member.
Campbell, a well decorated Paralympic athlete, is no stranger on
the international stage having earned, in his distinguished career thus far, gold in the 2006
Athletics World Championships (world record) in the Netherlands, gold in the 2006
Commonwealth Games in Australia, bronze in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Greece,
bronze in the 2008 Paralympic Games in China all in the F56 Discuss. He also won gold
in the 2003 Para Pan American Games in Argentina and silver medals in the 2007 and
2011 Games in Brazil and Mexico respectively.
He is also very comfortable as a policy maker in the board room being the Chairman of
the Federation and a Director of the Jamaica Paralympic Association for the past three
“Wheelchair basketball is known in Jamaica and we have had some successes at the
regional level. My goal is to take us to the next – the international level. Funding remains
a continuous challenge but we continue to slug it out valiantly. I am looking forward
to South Korea where I hope President Samuda and I can establish some dynamic
partnerships for the benefit of the local sport” Campbell said.