15-year-old wins 13 medals for Ghana during Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers

15-year-old wins 13 medals for Ghana during Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers

- Ghanaian swimming champion Zaira Forson has made the nation proud once more at the Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers after sweeping 13 medals

- 8 of the medals were individual whilst 5 were team medals but unfortunately, none of the Ghanaians who participated qualified, including Zaira herself after the brilliant performance

- The young lady spoke after the games, asserting that this was just the beginning and she would be back with greater works

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Sensational 15-year-old Ghanaian girl Zaira Forson has won 13 different medals for Ghana during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers that was held at the Aqua Safari Resort.

According to Omgvoice.com, the stunning young girl was part of a Ghanaian contingent that won 29 medals in total for the country.

Reports indicate that the qualifiers was a three-day event that was climaxed on Sunday, March 8, 2020, as the seventh Africa Zone Two Swimming and Open Water Championships in Accra.

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Prominent among her medals was when Zaira recorded a time of 1:43.04 hours in the women’s 5km Open Water event, finishing in the second position behind Senegal’s Diagne Sophia Catherine who swam in a record time of 1:39.07 hours to win the gold medal.

Among the 13 medals she attained, eight were reportedly individual medals which included the Women’s 400 metres Individual Medley, 200m Backstroke, 400m Freestyle whilst five were team medals.

Although Ghana's performance was quite remarkable, none of the athletes was able to qualify for the World Olympics because none of them was able to beat the duration needed to quality.

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Zaira, who was brilliant on the day, winning almost half of the medals Ghana swept spoke after the event with great attitude.

According to her, she has learnt from her shortcomings and would be back with more sterling performances in the future.

“I appreciate this championship because it has exposed me to know where I fell short. I am going to train intensively to improve on my time where the world will see me as a super star because I have a lot to offer,” the 15-year-old said.

In other exciting news about young Ghanaian achievers, YEN.com.gh recently reported that a Ghanaian young man named Samuel Terkper had moved remarkably from a school drop out to become a CEO of an engineering company which takes massive orders from several companies and individuals in and around Accra.

Terkper Samuel the CEO of Don-Leaky Engineering Services (DLES) which currently has three different branches was born to Rebecca Terkper and the late Daniel Terkper who passed in 2005.

He entered the Institute of Chartered Accountants after finishing SHS but realized that his strength was not in education and decided to drop out to start something on his own.

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