Accra, Sept. 25, GNA – The Technical Team of
the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), has nominated Sandra Mensimah Owusu,
to represent Ghana in weightlifting at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
The 16-year old lady would compete in the
Women’s 58kg bodyweight category at the games, which would take place in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, from October 6-18, 2018.
She joins four other athletes from Ghana to
make a contingent of five athletes, from four sporting disciplines, that would
represent Ghana at the Games.
Ghana would compete in Athletics,
Beachvolleyball, Swimming and Weightlifting.
Four countries, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and
Ghana, would have one female lifter each to represent the continent, while
Egypt, Algeria, Libya and South Africa, would also get one male lifter each to
represent the continent.
Sandra, who joined the GWF athletes’ brigade
last two years, had her first shot at an international competition in March
In Egypt, she finished fourth in her category
after snatching 62kg and doing 76kg for Clean and Jerk to make a total of
138kg. She is currently ranked 34th in the world in her category.
According to the games schedule and prior to
the technical meeting for the Games, Sandra is expected to compete on October
11, 2018 at the Youth Olympic Park, Europa Pavilion.