African Games: Ghana waited 6 days for a medal. Three came at once.
After six days, Ghana have finally made it onto the medal table at the ongoing African Games in Morocco thanks to weightlifter Winnifred Ntumi. Ntumi won three bronze medals in the women’s 45kg weightlifting event on Sunday. She picked up the medals in both Clean and Jerk and Snatch as well as the overall bronze medalist in the women 45kg division, with a total score 126.However, there was no such joy for other athletes. Edmund Asante Amoako finished 8th in the men’s Karate-do kata elimination round with 21.66 points.In the men’s Tennis singles, Isaac Nortey lost to Skander Mansouri of Tunisia in straight sets. The same fate befell Johnson Acquah when he faced Ouahab Lamine of Morocco and Benjamin Palm when he took on Anas Fattar also of Morocco while Acquah lost in straight sets, Palm lost in three.In the men’s doubles, Kuuku Abban and Isaac Nortey were beaten in 2-1 by Changawa Mzai and Kibey Yego of Kenya.In the women’s doubles, Elizabeth Bagerbaseh and Mariam Ibrahim lost 2-1 to their opponents from Kenya.Derek Abrefa and Cynthia Kwabi lost 3-1 to Tunisia’s Abderazzek Souabni and Manel Baklouti in the Table Tennis mixed doubles. Felix Lartey and Lynda Annor lost 3-0 to Bode Abiodun and Offiong Edem of Nigeria in the mixed doubles last 8. Omar Abdul Wahid also lost 4-1 Namibia’s Jonas Junias in the Men’s Lightweight quarterfinal boxing event.