Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ghana’s Samuel Takyi wins bronze medal after losing to Duke Ragan

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Samuel Takyi has won bronze for Ghana in the men’s boxing featherweight division at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after losing to American Duke Ragan in the sem-final on Tuesday morning.

The judges scored the fight 4-1 in favor of Ragan, ending Takyi’s and Ghana’s hopes of winning a first-ever gold medal.

The 20-year-old started the bout slowly as compared to the American who won the first round.

The Ghanaian rallied back in the second round but he was caught multiple times by Ragan in a brawl in the 3rd round where neither boxer dominated.

Takyi’s bronze medal ended Ghana’s 29-year wait for an Olympic medal, with the country’s last medal coming at the Barcelona 1992 games (Black Meteors).

The medal is also the fourth at the games for Ghana in the boxing event, with Takyi joining Clement Quartey (Rome 1960, Silver), Eddie Blay (Tokyo 1964, Bronze), and Prince Amartey (Munich 1972, Bronze) as the only men to ever win Ghana an individual Olympic medal.

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