Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Samuel Takyi secures Ghana’s first medal at Games in 29-years

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Ghanaian boxer, Samuel Takyi has secured Ghana’s first medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics for the first time in 29 years.

The 20-year-old defeated Ceiber Avila from Colombia in the quarter-final bout on Sunday morning.

He won two of the three rounds over the Colombian fighter to win at least Bronze for the country.

It will be the first Olympics medal for the country since the Bronze medal won in Men’s Football at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and the first in boxing since Prince Amartey’s Bronze at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

He will also join the likes of Clement Quartey (Rome 1960) and Eddie Blay (Tokyo 1964) who also won boxing medals for Ghana.

The 20-year-old will, however, aim to become the first Olympic Gold medalist for the country as he takes on Duke Ragan of the USA on Tuesday, August 3.

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