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Sports News Sun, 29 Jul 2018

Ghana wins 2018 Africa Armwrestling Championship

The Ghana National Armwrestling team, the Golden Arms, have won the just ended 2018 Armwrestling Championship with a total of 88 medals.

Nigeria and Mali placed second and third with 14 and 10 medals respectively.

The two day event held at the Hathramani Hall at the Accra Sports Stadium for both the left and right arm challenges saw Ghana bagging in 31 gold medals, 32 silver medals and 25 bronze medals to crown the host and win slogan, with Nigeria taking home six gold medals, six silver medals and two bronze medals as Mali bagged in six gold medals and four silver.

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Egypt, had two Gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze to place fourth on the table with Togo bagging in one gold medal, two silver medals and three bronze medals as against Cameroon’s one gold medal, one silver medal and zero bronze medal to complete the fourth to sixth respectively.

The Ninth African Armwrestling challenge, saw the various countries competing in the para-Armwrestling, juniors as well as male and female categories in various weights, was more of friendship and cultural display, according to Mr Charles Osei-Assibey, President for Ghana Armwrestling Federation.

According to Mr. Osei-Assibey, the championship, which had 80 athletes from all the six countries was to sell Ghana to the rest of Africa and also to exhibit one of the fastest growing sports in Ghana and Africa as a whole.

Source: ghananewsagency.org
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