Track & Field News Sun, 1 May 2016

Ghanaian athlete arrives for African Olympic qualifiers

he technical Director of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), Prof. Kyle Pierce and UK based Ghanaian weightlifter Forrester Osei arrived in Ghana last Tuesday for the Africa Weightlifting Championship in Yaoundé, Cameron.

The National Weightlifting Team, Black Cranes will leave the shores of Ghana to participate in the Africa Seniors Weightlifting Championship in Yaoundé on Friday, May 6, 2016.

The competition also serves as the qualifiers for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.


Speaking in an interview with the media, Forrester Osei who is the current national record holder of Snatch 140 KG, Jerk 170 KG and Total 315 KG said he was excited to be back home to join his colleagues.

He called on Ghanaians to support the team in their pursuit for a spot at the Olympics which is the biggest stage any athlete wants to be.

Source: sportscrusader.com