Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo has personally congratulated 20-year-old Ghanaian olympian boxing champion Samuel Takyi. WATCH VIDEO
This young boxer was a revelation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Tournament.
Takyi defied all the odds at his debut Olympics, proving that Africa is blessed with talented fighters like him.
He beat Colombia’s 32-year-old southpaw David Avila, a far more experienced fighter, in the quarter-final to qualify for the semi-final.
He fought all the way into the medal zone of the competition with a Bronze medal for his motherland.
Takyi who is now nicknamed “The Golden Ring Warrior” has brought home the first Olympic medal in 29 years since the football team won bronze at Barcelona 1992. Thus Olympic medal is also The first ghana boxing medal in 48 years since middleweight Prince Amartey won the bronze in Munch 1972.
Takyi now joins other Ghanaian Olympian boxing champions Clement Quartey, a light welterweight who won silver in Rome in 1960, Eddie Blay a bronze welterweight medallist from Tokyo in 1964, and Prince Amartey who made history in Munch 1972.
This milestone achievement has made him a hero to Ghanaians including the president of the country who couldn’t hide his admiration for the young boxer.
A personal congratulatory post from the official Facebook handle of the President to Samuel Takyi reads:
“Big congratulations to Samuel Takyi from all of us at home, for hoisting high the flag of Ghana at the Tokyo Olympics, and for winning a bronze medal, Ghana’s first Olympic medal in 29 years. Well done.”