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"These Athletes Have Redeemed The Image of Ghana At The Olympics” - Ben Nunoo-Mensah


The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Ben Nunoo-Mensah has praised Ghanaian Athletes for their tremendous performance exhibited at the just-ended tournament in Tokyo.


According to him, he is happy, the 29-year-old medal drought has been broken.


Speaking at the Kotoka International Airport, Mr. Nunoo-Mensah said "When we set out to Tokyo, many Ghanaians didn’t have the belief that these athletes could break the 29-year-old medal drought. Today, these athletes have redeemed the image of Ghana at the Olympics,”


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He further said ”It has taken us 29 years to do this. We achieved so much in Tokyo, with the 4x100m quartet’s qualification to the final a major achievement.”


It will be recalled that the first batch of Ghanaian Athletes and officials from the Tokyo Olympic Games arrived in Ghana a few days ago and were led by the NSA Director-General Peter Twumasi and GOC President Ben Nunoo-Mensah.

The first team which touched based in Ghana came with boxer, Samuel Takyi.


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Speaking to Journalists, Athlete, Sarfo Ansah charged government to pay attention to athletics and provide more logistics for the runners.


He hinted that he was part to be part of the Ghanaian team that made history in Tokyo.


Although he was not happy about Ghana finishing last in the 4x100 men's final, the youth champ hinted that he will try harder and perform much better for Ghana in the coming years.


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Ghana will immediately set eyes on the Commonwealth Games which takes center stage next year in Birmingham.


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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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