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.
Samuel Takyi punches his way to Olympic glory. Trailing on the judges’ scorecards heading into round 3, the 20 year old showed spirit and determination beyond his years to turn it around. #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/Exy11CbXAm
— Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo (@Fentuo_) August 1, 2021
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.
Samuel Takyi🇬🇭 has secured Ghana’s first medal at the #Olympics in 2⃣9⃣ years!
— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) August 1, 2021
It will also be the first boxing medal since Prince Amartey won bronze in Munich 1972.