• paraolympian Dennis Ogbe biography profile

    Meet Dennis

    World-class athlete Dennis Ogbe is no stranger to hard work and dedication. Balancing a full-time job, a wife, small child, and a full time training schedule, Dennis somehow finds time to excel in every aspect of his life. He is the top ranked American and U.S. champion in both shot put and discus classifications, and…
    Read More

  • paralympian

    Dennis in Action

    Follow Paralympian Dennis Ogbe as he journeys to represent the United States in discus and shotput at the 2012 Games in London. A seasoned athlete who has already represented Nigeria in the Paralympic Games, Dennis is excited and proud to be a favored hopeful for the 2012 games. Though he suffered malaria and polio at…
    Read More

  • paralympian

    Dennis’ Blog

    Dennis is honored by and grateful for your friendship and support. He is so proud to be on this journey and hopes that you will join him. Read Dennis’ personal notes and thoughts about life, family, his Olympic journey and his thankfulness for each and every one of you. Follow Dennis on Facebook and Twitter…
    Read More

  • Paraolympics World Champtionships

    Dennis in the News

    Nigeria to the United States, National Championships to the Paralympics, Athlete to Recognized Visionary…. Dennis is all over the world and all over the news. Keep up to date with all the latest news and media coverage of Dennis’ journey to the 2012 London Games and his competitions and travels along the way.  When Dennis…
    Read More

Jul
18

U.S. Paralympian tells National Junior Disability Athletes to stay determined, compete well

By: Lindsay Knake | The Saginaw News KOCHVILLE — A U.S. Paralympian had special words for the young athletes at the National Junior Disability Championships at Saginaw Valley State University. “It’s not how you start that matters,” said Dennis Ogbe. “It’s how you finish.” Ogbe, a Nigerian native, told his own story of growing up…
Read More

Jul
01

Dennis Named to 2011 U.S. Parapan American Games Team

U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has announced the 44 track & field athletes that have been nominated to compete at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadaljara, Mexico, November 12-20. “This is a team that’s going to get some invaluabe international experience at a high-level competition,” said Cathy Sellers, U.S. Paralympics…
Read More

Jun
22

Dennis Sets New American Record in Shot Put!

Four American records fall on day one of the 2011 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships By: Beth Bourgeois Four new American records were set on day one of the 2011 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla. The competition features more than 150 athletes with…
Read More

Jan
30

Discus Champion Turns Childhood Tragedy to Triumph

Determined Discus Champion Dennis Ogbe Turns Childhood Tragedy to Triumph Story by Carla Carlton Dennis Ogbe grips the discus in his right hand. He swings his arm a few times, then twists at the waist as far to the left as he can. With one explosive move and a guttural cry he snaps back, letting…
Read More