Posted: Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at 8:06 am

Arkoh qualifies for Youth Olympics


Young weightlifter,Juliana Arkoh will be flying the flag of Ghana at August’s Youth Olympics in China after sealing qualification from Africa in Tunisia on Saturday.

The SWAG Award nominee continued the remarkable success-laden start to her career with qualification to the Youth Olympics in China in August.

Arkoh lifted Snatch 62, Clean & Jerk 78 making a total of 140 kg in the African qualifier in Tunis on Saturday to grab one of Africa’s tickets to the Olympic Games reserved for athletes under the age of 18.

Arkoh’s compatriot, Christian Amoah however failed to make it for the 77kg men competition after only finishing 5th in the 13-man battlefield in Tunisia on Sunday.

Arkoh had already won eight medals at the African championships earlier this year and is expected to compete for Ghana at this year’s Commonwealth Games slated for Glasgow, Scotland July 27-August 4.

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