Ghanaian Boxer, Samuel Takyi is set to win an Olympic medal for the first time in 29 years after winning his quarter final game against Colombian, David Ceiber Avila.
The 20 year old Ghanaian Olympian is guaranteed at least a bronze medal, after booking a semi-final with the United States’ Ragan Duke for a shot at gold.
Takyi took two of three rounds on Sunday to send the Ghanaian contingent in the stands wild.
If he beats Duke, Takyi will be guaranteed a silver medal, while aiming for the gold medal.
This is the first time team Ghana is winning a medal since the Black Meteors won bronze at Barcelona 1992.
This is also the first boxing medal since Ex-boxer, Prince Amartey took bronze in Munch 1972.
Takyi joins Ghanaian Olympic greats, Clement Quartey who won silver in the light welterweight division in Rome 1960, Eddie Blay, also a bronze light welterweight medalist from Tokyo 1964 and Prince Amartey who won bronze in the middleweight division in Munch.
Story: Mumuni Yirifa Yunus I Justicefmonline |Tamale