OLYMPICS Three Ghananian boxers eye medals at Tokyo 2020


Three Ghananian boxers eye medals at Tokyo 2020


09:16, July 23, 2021

Adam Lopez, right, hits Isaac Dogboe, of Ghana, in a featherweight title fight Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Las Vegas. (Photo: AP)

ACCRA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Ghananian boxers Suleiman Tetteh, Shakul Samed, and Samuel Takyi, who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, set their medal-winning ambitions on the right path, Communications Officer of the Ghana Olympic Committee(GOC) Sammy Heywood Okine told Xinhua on Thursday.

"The boxers are excited as they believe it is a good omen in their quest to win medals for the country," he said.

"With this, they just need to win their next two bouts to be in the medal zone" he added.

The draw brought some excitement among the boxers as they assured Ghanaians that they would work hard to go beyond the 1/16 stage.

The three boxers are chasing Ghana's first Olympic Games medal in over 50 years after Prince Amartey won the country's last medal in boxing at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

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