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Commonwealth Games: Meets Ghana’s five medal winners

The 2022 Commonwealth games will come to an end on Monday, August 8, 2022, after two weeks of competition in various sporting disciplines.

Ghana sent a total of 126 athletes and coaches to Birmingham to compete in athletics, badminton, boxing, beach volleyball, cycling (road race), field hockey, judo, table tennis, triathlon, para-cycling, weightlifting, and squash.

In the end, Ghana won five medals, taking the country’s total haul at the Commonwealth Games to 62 medals since the inception of the Games in 1954.

Boxing delivered three medals at the Games, with Abraham Mensah and Joseph Commey winning silver medals, while Abdul Wahid Omar won bronze.

Mensah won a silver medal in the Bantamweight division despite losing in the final to Northern Ireland’s Dylan James Eagleson.

Commey was forced to settle for a silver medal in the featherweight contest after forfeiting his final bout against Jude Gallagher due to ill health.

Wahid Omar lost his semi-final bout against Louis Richamo Collin in the light welterweight division to clinch bronze.

In athletics, Joseph Paul Amoah scooped bronze after impressively finishing third in the final of the 200 meters event with a time of 20.49s.

The national 200m record holder thereby became the first Ghanaian to win a medal in 200m since George Daniels in 1974.

Meanwhile, long jumper Deborah Acquah completed Ghana’s medal haul with bronze, placing third after a leap of 6.94m in the finals.C

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