The Local Organising Committee of the 2023 African Games has commended the Ghana Olympic Team for their historic performance during the recently ended Tokyo 2020 Games.
Ghana ended its 29-year wait for a medal at the global games after boxer Samuel Takyi won bronze for the West African nation. Ghana sent 14 athletes to the Tokyo Games.
Takyi’s success story has also become the first time since the Munich 1972 Games when Ghana won a boxing medal.
Ghana’s men’s 4X100 relay team also reached the final of the event after smashing a long-standing national record with a new time of 38.08.
In swimming young swimmer Abeiku Jackson punched beyond every expectation by putting up a commanding show at the games.
On this score the LOC has issued a statement to commend the team for their performance at the Games. Portions of the letter reads: “The Local Organizing Committee of the 13th African Games extends its warmest felicitations to Ghana’s Olympic team for the modest success recorded during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The LOC commends all fourteen (14) athletes and officials from the five disciplines that represented Ghana in Japan, namely: Athletics, Boxing, Swimming, Judo and Weightlifting. You deserve every commendation for the magnificent display of patriotism and can-do spirit. We seize this opportunity to say ‘Ayekoo’ to Ghana’s sole medalist, Samuel Takyi, for demonstrating an admirable zeal in your quest to end Ghana’s medal drought at the Olympic Games since 1992.”