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03.08.2021 Boxing

Tokyo Olympic Games: Akufo-Addo congratulates boxer Samuel Takyi for winning medal for Ghana

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Tokyo Olympic Games: Akufo-Addo congratulates boxer Samuel Takyi for winning medal for Ghana
LISTEN AUG 3, 2021

The President of the Republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated young boxer Samuel Takyi for winning a medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games for Ghana.

The boxer on Tuesday morning fell short in the semi-final contest as he lost to American Duke Ragan.

Regardless, he had already secured the bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 2020 Olympic Games following two previous impressive victories.

Delighted with the win just like all Ghanaians, President Akufo-Addo has extended a message of congratulations to the 20-year old for winning the country’s first medal at the Olympic games in the last three decades.

“Big congratulations to Samuel Takyi from all of us at home, for hoisting high the flag of Ghana at the Tokyo Olympics, and for winning a bronze medal, Ghana’s first Olympic medal in 29 years. Well done,” a post on the Facebook page of the President has said.

Samuel Takyi’s success sees him becoming the fourth Ghanaian boxer to pick a medal for the West African country at the Olympic Games.

He joins the likes of Clement Quartey [1960-Silver], Eddie Blay [1964-Bronze], and Prince Amartey [1972-Bronze].

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

Journalist

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