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Tokyo 2020: Meet the 14 athletes representing Ghana at the Olympic Games

Ghana will be represented by fourteen athletes at the 2020 Olympic Games which begins on Friday July 24, 2021 and ends on August 8, 2021 in Japan.

The athletes will participate in six different sports, which are, boxing, swimming, judo, weightlifting, athletics and triple jump.

Here is a look at the 14 athletes set to make Ghana proud at the 2020 Olympic Games.

BOXING

Ghana will be represented by three pugilist in three different weight divisions. The boxers are Sulemana Tetteh, who is captain of the team and will compete in the flyweight division, Samuel Takyi of the featherweight division and Shakul Samed of light heavyweight division.

SWIMMING

Ghana has two representatives in swimming. Abeiku Jackson is making a return to the Olympic Games and will participate in the 100m Butterfly event. Unilez Takyi will be involved in the women’s 50m freestyle.

JUDO

Kwadjo Anani is Ghana’s only Judoka in Tokyo. He will fight in the 90kg division and will be hoping to make history by winning a medal.

TRIPLE JUMP

Nadia Eke is Ghana’s flagbearer at the opening ceremony on Friday. And apart from hoisting the flag of Ghana, she will be chasing for honours in the Triple Jump event. She is one of Ghana’s hopes for a medal.

WEIGHT LIFTING

Christian Amoah has carved a niche for himself on the continent and is making a return to the Olympic Games after participating in 2016. He is the only weight lifter from Ghana at the competition.

ATHLETICS

A lot will be expected from this team after chalking incredible feats during the qualifiers. The team is made up of Joseph Paul Amoah, Sean Sarfo Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Emmanuel Yeboah, Sarfo Antwi and Joseph Manu.

Credit: Yen.com.gh

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