Ghana's Olympic team leave for Japan ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Ghana's Olympic team leave for Japan ahead of Tokyo Olympics

  • Team Ghana has left the country for the Tokyo Olympics
  • Four athletes and management members left for Japan on June 30, 2021
  • Participating athletes will be based in Inawashiro to begin preparations for the 2020 Olympics

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The Olympic team of Ghana has left the country for the summer Olympics games in Tokyo three weeks to the commencement of the global event.

The team left in the late hours of Wednesday June 30, 2021 and are expected to arrive in Japan on Thursday.

A contingent made up of four athletes and some management team members left the Kotoka international airport last night.

Ghana's Olympic team leave for Japan ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Ghana's Olympic team leave for Japan ahead of Tokyo Olympics. SOURCE: Twitter/ @citisportsGHA @benjaminazamati
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Three boxers Suleman Tetteh, Shakul Samir, Samuel Takyi and weightlifter Christian Amoah were the athletes that left Ghana and will be met by eight other members of the team in Japan.

The 4X100 meters relay team, which includes Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Joseph Manu and Joseph Paul Amoah will join the team with two swimmers and triple jumper Nadia Eke.

Ghana will be based at Inawashiro, where they will be training for three weeks, before the official commencement of the Olympics.

A lot is expected from the team after recent disappointments at the Olympic Games, but weightlifter Christian Amoah is confident of making a mark this time around.

“This is my second time going for the games and the first time, I was immature so I went there for the exposure but this time, I am going all out and hopefully bring a medal back home," he said in an interview on Citi FM.

Meanwhile, president of the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation, George Lamptey admitted the boys are very prepared for the multi-sports event.

“The boys are ready and have prepared for this for a very long time. It is my prayer that their efforts will yield good results," he said on Citi FM.
“We have been blessed by the President of Ghana, and the Ga Mantse and we know with their support and prayer we will make Ghana proud," he added.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics begins on Friday July 23 to August 8, 2021.

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Earlier, reported that Ghana's Isaac Dogboe's hope of winning another world title is still on course following a superb display against Adams Lopez.

Dogboe reigned supreme over Lopez on Saturday night, June 19, 2021, in Las Vegas scoring level points on the card of judge Dave Moretti (95-95), as judges Chris Migliore (97-93) and Don Trella (96-94) who ruled in favor of Ghanaian.

Dogboe was fighting for just the second time since suffering back-to-back defeats to Emanuel Navarrete to end his title reign.

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Source: Sports Brief News