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Weightlifting heroics again: Christian Amoah wins Ghana’s second medal to qualify for Youth Olympics

Christian Amoah became the ...


Christian 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.

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.

 
Swimming:
Ghana’s Ophelia Swayne missed the chance to advance in the Swimming competition at the ongoing African Youth Games in Botswana after placing 23rd and 21st overall in the women’s 50m freestyle¬† and the 50m butterfly events respectively.

Swayne had an off colour day clocking 30.62 in the freestyle and 32.36 in the butterfly.

The youngster, who is on a Ghana Olympic Committee sourced Olympic Solidarity scholarship, promised to train hard for the upcoming World Youth Championship in Nanjing, China, having completed her exams.

 
Table Tennis:
The pair of Isaac Amoako and Marian Amankwah Adom could move into the medal zone of their respective singles events with wins at 1/8 stage of their singles events on Saturday.

The two players won their 1/16 games on Saturday, and have set themselves up against opponents from Mauritius and Congo respectively in the Table Tennis competition on Sunday.

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