Ben Nunoo-Mensah
Ben Nunoo-Mensah

The Federation’s representative in the ongoing Olympic Games, Christian Amoah, failed to progress to the second round of the competition.

Ben Nunoo-Mensah
Ben Nunoo-Mensah
The President of the Federation, Ben Nunoo-Mensah said he was not disappointed in his athlete’s performance because he was a young inexperienced weightlifter competing with seniors.

“Christian Amoah is 17 years and has lots of weightlifting years ahead of him and is a prospect for the future,” he said.

The President said the GWF currently have young athletes, who with the right support from government and corporate bodies can make it in Tokyo.

“With the average age of between 15 to 17 years of highly talented kids with a lot of weightlifting years ahead of them, the future looks bright for the sport.”

He said the Federation would be competing in the African Junior and Youth Championship in Algiers as well as the IWF Junior and Youth and the Commonwealth Junior Youth and Senior Competitions in Malaysia in September and October respectively.

He said, “This is where we need to start from; our strength in Africa and in the commonwealth currently is at the junior and youth levels and we must do all that we can to ensure that our athletes starts taking on the world from those levels where they have competitive advantages to build their self-confidence and start the journey to Tokyo 2020”.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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