Christian Amoah wins Ghana’s second medal to qualify for Youth Olympics

 Ghana's weightlifer Christian Amoah added ...

 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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