Ghana’s weightlifer Christian Amoah added another silver medal to the country’s count on day 3 of the 2nd Africa Youth Games in Botswana
Amoah became the second Ghanaian to win a medal at the African Youth Games after grabbing a silver medal in the men’s 77kg weightlifting competition after Juliana Arko secured a silver medal in the girl’s 63kg category on Friday.
Amoah has thus qualified for the World Youth Championship in Nanjing China and in the process set a new National record in the 77kg category, finishing with a total of 225kg.
Amoah tried unsuccessfully to wrestle the ultimate from Cameroon’s Cedric Feugno who won the gold medal in the division.
The 15-year old was participating in his second major competition after taking part in the African Weightlifting Championship last year.
He showed a great character of strength to clinch the medal, having watched Juliana Arkoh win a silver medal the day before.
Meanwhile the President of the Ghana Weightlifters Association, Ben Nunoo Mensah in a chat with JOY Sports has congratulated the medal winners and the technical team. Story by Ghana/Joy Sports
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