Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ghana’s Sulemanu Tetteh and Christian Amoah knocked out of Games

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Ghanaian boxer Sulemanu Tetteh and weightlifter Christian Amoah have both exited in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Tetteh lost to Veitia Yosbany from Cuba in the Flyweight division on Saturday morning after he was floored twice in the round of 16 bout.

The Black Bombers captain lost all three rounds to his opponent, Yosbany who put up a determined fight to secure the win. All five judges scored in favour of the 29-year-old.

On the other hand, Christian Amoah failed to progress to the next stage of the men’s 96Kg in the weightlifting event after he finished fourth.

Amoah, 22 cleared the first round successfully, making the 140 snatch and 165 clean and jerk.

The second round proved difficult for him, clearing the 145 snatch and 170 clean and jerk on the second attempt.

This handed the Ghanaian youngster a total of 315 and a position above Palestinian, Hamada Mohammed and behind Greece’s Iakovidis Theodoros (338), Tchatchet II Cyrille, a refugee Olympian (350), and Cuba’s Saez Vera Ofildes (359).

Tetteh and Amoah become the latest Ghanaian athletes to leave the Games following the exits of boxer Samir Shakul, swimmers Abeiku Jackson and Unilez Takyi, triple jumper Nadia Eke and judoka Kwadjo Anani.

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