Team Ghana at the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Birmingham have shot up their performance after claiming five medals.
Boxing and Athletics have given Ghana the five medals at the Games. The boxers have won three medals, two silver and one bronze. Athletics have also produced two medals. Out of the total five medals, there are four males and only one female.
Joseph Commey was not able to win his final fight and had to fall for silver medal in the Men’s Featherweight category (over 54kg- 57kg). He lost to Jude Gallager of Northern Ireland in the final bout after he was ruled unfit to fight. Commey was then taken to the hospital for medical attention and Jude given a walk over.
His compatriot Abraham Mensah also lost to another Northern Irish, Dylan James Eagleson on the same day at the same venue. The Bout also was for the Bantamweight Division (over 51kg-54kg). All five judges scored in favour of James
Deborah Acquah made the biggest history after winning Ghana’s first ever women’s long jump medal in Commonwealth Games. She leaped a new National record of 6.94m to win her bronze medal.
The 26-year-old jumper received her visa to participate in the games 48 hours before her opening competition. She went on to top her group with a jump of 6.85m.
Deborah came behind Nigeria’s Ese Brume (gold) and Brooke Buschkuehl from Australia who also won silver.
In the Track events for Athletics Competition, Joseph Amoah claimed bronze medal in the Men’s 200m final which took place on Saturday.
The Women’s 4* 100 relay team could only manage 7th position in the final race. Participating athletes were Deborah ACQUAH, Latifa ALI Mary BOAKYE Halutie HOR and Gifty Kwakyewaa OKU.
Alex Amankwah also placed 7th in the Men’s 800m final. He did a time of 1:48:95