It's for Ghana - 20-year-old Samuel Takyi dedicates Bronze medal to Ghanaians for their support

It's for Ghana - 20-year-old Samuel Takyi dedicates Bronze medal to Ghanaians for their support

  • Ghanaian boxer, Samuel Takyi, is grateful to Ghanaians for their support
  • The Boxer won Ghana's only medal at the Olympic Games
  • Samuel Takyi won Bronze in the featherweight division

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Ghanaian boxer, Samuel Takyi, has expressed gratitude to Ghanaians for their massive support as he won bronze at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The 20-year-old ended Ghana's 29-year wait for a medal after finishing in the semi-final of the featherweight division.

In a post on Twitter by the boxer, sighted by YEN.com.gh, the fighter disclosed he felt the support from overseas.

It's for Ghana - 20-year-old Samuel Takyi dedicate Bronze medal to Ghanaians for their support
It's for Ghana - 20-year-old Samuel Takyi dedicate Bronze medal to Ghanaians for their support. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ringwarrior95
Source: Twitter
"This is for Ghana. We felt the support way across the seas," wrote the boxer.

Samuel Takyi was stopped by silver medalist and American, Duke Ragan in the semi-final despite putting up an impressive performance.

The Ring Warriors' journey to winning a Bronze started with victory over Ecuadorian pugilist, Caceido Pachito. He defeated his opponent 5-0 on the score cards of the judges.

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He then produced a resilient performance to beat the more experienced Colombian fighter, David Ceiber Avila.

His achievement places him in a list of legendary fighters to have won a medal for Ghana at the Olympics. He joins Clement Quartey, a silver medalist at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Eddie Blay, a bronze medalist in Tokyo 1964 and Prince Amartey, a bronze medalist in Munich 1972.

Takyi's success has seen him earn praises from Ghana president Akufo-Addo and raggae dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy.

Ghana has one shot at a medal at the ongoing Olympics as the 4X100 relay team participate in the final on Friday, August 6, 2021.

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Raggae Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy, has sent a congratulatory message to Ghana's Olympic bronze medalist, Samuel Takyi, following his exploits in Tokyo.

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Samuel Takyi ended Ghana's 29-year wait for a medal at the Olympic Games after reaching the semi-finals of the featherweight division.

Stonebwoy took to Twitter to post in celebration of the 20-year-old and the athletes representing Ghana at the global showpiece.

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