Ghana grabs 21 medals, places 2nd at Africa Armwrestling Championships

Armwrestling Competition The Ghana Armswrestling team, Golden Arms

Sun, 2 Jul 2017 Source: Ghana Armwrestling

The Golden Arms of Ghana won Gold 10, Silver 5, Bronze 6 at the Africa Armwrestling Championship in Lagos Nigeria.

Ghana won Gold 4, Silver 3 and Bronze 4 from the Right Arm Battles on day two winning a total medal haul of 21 medals at the 2-days championship at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere.

Ghana placed 2nd to Nigeria in the Overall team performance winning a Silver Cup.

Medal Table

1. Nigeria 19 16 11

2. Ghana 10 5 6

3. Mali 8 4 1

Per the achievement, the Golden Arms have thus set a new national record in the total medal haul by any federation at a single championships.

"Am elated we made a good impression at our maiden international meeting, thanks to our sponsors, T T Brothers, Origional Abe Nsuo and Kofikrom Pharmacy. This will enhance development and bring government's attention to the sport of Armwrestling", leader Charles Osei Asibey told reporters.

Ghana's Medal Winners

Isaac Nii Amugi (70kg) Gold 2, Bronze 2

Alberta Ampomah-Police (80kg) Gold 2

Nii Darku Doddo (75kg) Gold 1, Bronze 1

Nii Otoo Larkyne-immigration (110kg) Silver 1

Haruna Tahiru (Disabled) Gold 2

Adjetey Sowah (65kg) Gold 1, Silver 1

Cabu Ocansey (70kg) Silver 2

Ebenezer Nii Armah (+110kg) Bronze 1

Edward Asamoah (90kg) Silver 1, Bronze 1

Masters Category (Over 40yrs) Gold 2, Silver 1, Bronze 1

Source: Ghana Armwrestling