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Ghana to present 16 Athletes at Rio 2016 Olympic games

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Rio2016The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), has announced a 16-member contingent to represent Ghana at Rio 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio, Brazil, from 5th 21st August.

According to GOC, Ghana will present 16 first time Olympians at the games, which has officially been named as ‘Games of the XXXI Olympiad’.

Ghana’s contingent will comprise 11 track and field athletes, two swimmers, one weightlifter, one judoka and one boxer, Abdul Wahid Omar, who was one of Ghana’s two bronze medallists at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The track and field team comprises six individual qualifiers: Flings Owusu-Agyapong (100m), Janet Amponsah (200m), John Ampomah (Javelin), Emmanuel Dasor (200m), Alex Amankwah (800m), and Sean Safo-Antwi (100m) and the 15th-placed women’s 4x100m relay team to be selected from Gemma Acheampong, Beatrice Gyaman, Dorcas Gyimah, Persis William-Mensah and Akua Obeng-Akrofi.

The rest of the athletes to make up the 16 contingent team are: Kaya Forson and Abeiku Jackson (Swimming), Christian Amoah (Weightlifting), Szandra Szogedi (Judo) and Abdul Wahid Omar (Boxing).

Source: GNA

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2 comments

  1. Michael Mintah Sabato

    Good to know! I wish all the Athletes the best! We can get a lot of medals from our talented athletes too.Ask for our Satellite team hmmm I don’t wanna talk about them.MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD KEEP THE KING OF SOCCER COACHING TILL WE MEET AGAIN. I MISS HIM ANYTIME I PICK HIS BOOK ON BASIC SOCCER COACHING

  2. we wish them all the best as they represent us at the
    world stage, the prayers of the 26 million Ghanaians will be with them to and from.
    Make us proud guys ……