Ghana will be represented by fourteen athletes at the 2020 Olympic Games which begins on Friday, July 24, 2021, and ends on August 8, 2021, in Japan.
The athletes will participate in six different sports, which are, boxing, swimming, judo, weightlifting, athletics, and triple jump.
KumasiBlogger takes a look at the 14 athletes set to make Ghana proud at the 2020 Olympic Games.
Ghana will be represented by three pugilists in three different weight divisions. The boxers are Sulemana Tetteh, who is captain of the team and will compete in the flyweight division, Samuel Takyi of the featherweight division, and Shakul Samed of light heavyweight division.
Ghana has two representatives in swimming. Abeiku Jackson is making a return to the Olympic Games and will participate in the 100m Butterfly event. Unilez Takyi will be involved in the women’s 50m freestyle.
Kwadjo Anani is Ghana’s only Judoka in Tokyo. He will fight in the 90kg division and will be hoping to make history by winning a medal.
Nadia Eke is Ghana’s flagbearer at the opening ceremony on Friday. And apart from hoisting the flag of Ghana, she will be chasing for honours in the Triple Jump event. She is one of Ghana’s hopes for a medal.
A lot will be expected from this team after chalking incredible feats during the qualifiers. The team is made up of Joseph Paul Amoah, Sean Sarfo Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Emmanuel Yeboah, Sarfo Antwi, and Joseph Manu.
All the six athletes will be involved in the 4x100m spring, with Benjamin Azamati also participating in the 100m. Jospeh Paul will run the 100m, 200m and 4X100m races.