- Boxer Shakul Samed has been knocked out of Tokyo 2020
- The 22-year-old was defeated by Turkey's Malkam Bayram
- He becomes the second Ghanaian athlete to be eliminated from the competition
Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed's Olympic dream has ended after suffering a technical knockout defeat to Tukey's Malkam Bayram on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
The 22-year-old could not handle the aggression of his opponent, who sent him to the canvas in the second round of the light heavyweight contest.
He also lost the first round 4-1 on the scoresheet of the judges.
"A disappointing one for Shakul Samed as he was knocked out by Bayram Malkan (Turkey)." wrote the Ghana Olympic Committee on Twitter.
Shakul Samed will now join judoka Kwadjo Anani as the Ghanaian athletes to have been eliminated at the Olympic Games.
However, there was good news for Ghana early in the day, when Samuel Takyi defeated Caicedo Pachito of Ecuador to advance to the last eight of the welterweight division.
Samed arrived at the Tokyo Olympics as one of the highly rated fighters, ranked third on the continent and 10th in the world.
His elimination means Ghana has only two shots at a medal in Boxing. The country will depend on Sulemanu Tetteh and Samuel Takyi as their only medal hopefuls.
The track and field athletes are yet to start their races as Ghana looks set for glory in Japan.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Ghanaian boxer Samuel Takyi is through to the quarter finals of the welterweight division of Boxing at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Caicedo Pachito.
The 20-year-old won the fight by unanimous decision, leaving the Ecuadorian fighter stunned after five exhilarating rounds.
In photos sighted by YEN.com.gh, posted by 3Sports, the youngster is seen jubilating after his win.
Tokyo 2020: 20-year-old Samuel Takyi advances to boxing quarter-finals after win over Caicedo Pachito
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