August 7, 2016
Ghana’s contingent of 15 athletes – accompanied by 16 officials – for the 31st edition of the Olympic Games seem primed for action at the ongoing Rio Olympics.
The team will attempt to compete in five events, namely boxing, athletics, judoka, swimming and weightlifting, with the following athletes:
Abdul Wahid Omar – boxing;
Flings Owusu Agyapong [100m], Janet Amposah [200m], John Ampomah [Javelin], Emmanuel Dasor [200m], Alex Amankwah[800m] and Sean Sarfo – Antwi[100m];
The others include Szandra Szogedi – judo; Christian Amoah – weightlifting; Kaya Forson and Abeiku Jackson – swimming.
Given Ghana’s poor showing at the 2012 London olympics, and the poor preparations of her reps to the ongoing olympics, it is hard to expect anything out of the ordinary.
However, typically, the sport of boxing has given Ghana her best shot, having won the country three out of her four olympic medals, so far.
Abdul Wahid Omar, therefore, presents Ghana’s best hope, but I wonder, can he deliver?
FILED BY : Derrick Selikem Vorvor