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21.03.2006 Sports News

Fetri appeals for financial support

By jfm

Ghana's lone medallist at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Majeti Fetri, says Ghanaian weightlifters need only a little push from government to make the sport a sure medal haven for Ghana in the future.

Majeti is 10,000 dollars rich and still basking in the glory of his historic golden feat in weightlifting at the Games last Saturday.

He has now set his sights on an Olympic medal. But he believes he can achieve that target if the government provides the necessary assistance for the development of the weightlifting in the country.

“I prepared for it. We trained two times in a day, even in the sun. I devoted all my life for the game that I must win a medal in this game not knowing that I'm going to win gold in this commonwealth games.

“I would remember it for the rest of my life even after I go, they would still remember.

“The next thing is I'm looking forward to the Olympic games and this year's All African games.

“So now, if the government can be able to do something to sponsor the sport of weightlifting in Ghana, then we can be able to talk about Olympic medal,” Fetri said.

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