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Ghana secures four medals at African Games, climbs to sixth on medal table

March 11, 2024
Ghana secures four medals at African Games, climbs to sixth on medal table

Host nation Ghana made significant strides at the ongoing on Sunday, March 10, 2024, clinching four medals and ascending to the sixth position on the medal table rankings.

Winnifred Ntumi showcased her prowess in the 49kg women's weightlifting category, securing one gold and two silver medals earlier in the day. Her exceptional performance contributed significantly to Ghana's medal tally and underscored her dominance in the sport.

In a historic moment for Ghanaian swimming, two-time Olympian Abeiku Jackson claimed a silver medal in the men's 50m butterfly competition, becoming the first Ghanaian swimmer to achieve such a feat at the African Games. Jackson's remarkable achievement was accompanied by a personal best time of 24.23s in the finals, highlighting his dedication and skill in the pool.

As Ghana celebrates these notable victories, the nation's overall standing on the medal table has improved, with the host country now occupying the sixth position.

Leading the medal table is , a perennial powerhouse in African sports, with an impressive haul of 31 gold, nine silver, and eight bronze medals, totalling 48 medals. Following closely behind is in second place, with six gold, five silver, and 10 bronze medals, amassing a total of 21 medals.

, , and round out the top five positions on the medal table, showcasing their prowess in various sporting disciplines.

Looking ahead, Team Ghana remains determined to secure more medals in upcoming events, including wrestling, athletics, taekwondo, tennis, handball, and football. Despite facing challenges in table tennis and badminton events, where Ghana failed to secure any medals, the team remains resilient and focused on achieving success in other sporting disciplines.

As the African Games continue, Ghanaian athletes demonstrate their dedication and skill on the international stage, inspiring pride and unity among the nation's citizens. With each medal won, Ghana reinforces its position as a formidable competitor in the realm of African sports, embodying the spirit of excellence and sportsmanship.

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