Bodybuilding of 2014-05-26

Amoah wins second medal for Ghana

Christian Amoah became the second Ghanaian to win a medal at the African Youth Games after grabbing a silver medal in the men's 77kg weightlifting competition. Amoah has thus qualified for the World Youth Championship in Nanjing China and in the process set a new National record in the 77kg category, finishing with a total of 225kg.

Amoah tried unsuccessfully to wrestle the ultimate from Cameroon’s Cedric Feugno who won the gold medal in the division.

The 15-year old was participating in his second major competition after taking part in the African Weightlifting Championship last year.

He showed a great character of strength to clinch the medal, having watched Juliana Arkoh win a silver medal the day before

Weightlifting was to thank again as Ghana added another silver medal to the country's count on day 3 of the 2nd Africa Youth Games in Botswana.

Source: Sammy Heywood Okine
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