Tokyo 2020: Another GH Olympian falls as weightlifter Christian Amoah exits

Tokyo 2020: Another GH Olympian falls as weightlifter Christian Amoah exits

  • Christian Amoah is the latest Ghanaian to exit the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • The 22-year old finished fourth in Group B of the Men’s 96Kg weightlifting event
  • He joins boxer Samir Shakur, judoka Kwadjo Anani, triple jumper Nadia Eke and swimmers Abeiku Jackson and Unilez Takyi who have exited

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Weightlifter Christian Amoah, has become the latest Ghanaian to exit the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Amoah missed out on a chance to qualify for the final round of the Men’s 96Kg in the weightlifting event.

The 22-year old finished fourth in Group B of the Men’s 96Kg after posting a total of 315 points.

Tokyo 2020: Another fallen Olympian as weightlifter Christian Amoah exits
Tokyo 2020: Another fallen Olympian as weightlifter Christian Amoah exits. Source: Reuters/Edgard Garrido
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His total points was not enough though as he finished behind Cuba’s Saez Vera Ofildes (359), refugee Olympian Tchatchet II Cyrille (350) and Greece’s Iakovidis Theodoros (338). He, however, ended up above Palestinian Hamada Mohammed.

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Amoah joins boxer Samir Shakur, judoka Kwadjo Anani, triple jumper Nadia Eke and swimmers Abeiku Jackson and Unilez Takyi who have exited the competition.

This was Amoah's second appearance at the Olympics as he became Ghana's first ever weightlifter when he participated in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Amoah has won three gold medals in the Africa Weightlifting Junior Championships, three bronze medals in the All African Games, and two bronze medals in the African Weightlifting Championships.

He also represented Ghana at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghanaian triple jumper, Nadia Eke says she has been set free after her exit from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Eke failed to qualify to the next stage of the competition after three unsuccessful attempts as she suffered an ankle injury.

She rolled her ankle while attempting the second jump. In a statement posted on her Instagram page and sighted by YEN.com.gh, the 28-year old revealed how she struggled mentally as she questioned herself.

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Tokyo 2020: 16-year old Unilez Takyi becomes latest Ghanaian to exit the Olympics Games

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