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20-years-old Samuel Takyi Wins Ghana’s First Medal At Olympics After 29-Years (Video)

After 29 years of drought, Ghana is set to win a medal at the Olympic Games.

20-years-old boxer, Samuel Takyi secured the medal after beating 32-year-old Ceiber Avila from Colombia in the Quarterfinals of Men’s Feather (52-57kg).

The win sends him into the semifinals where a win will get him to win either Gold or Silver.

 

 

Even in the unlikely situation if Samuel Takyi loses the semifinals, he is guaranteed a Bronze medal because in the Olympics, all losing semifinalists of contact sports gets Bronze medal.

This is Ghana’s first medal at the Olympics in 29 years after the Olympic Football team won Bronze at Barcelona 1992 Olympics.

 

 

It will also be the first boxing medal since Prince Amartey won bronze in Munich 1972.

Read more: 21-Year-Old Ghanaian Swimmer Abeiku Jackson Wins His Heat At The Olympics (Video)

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