Ebenezer Nii Armah of Odorkor was declared overall winner of the first ever National Open competition organised by the Ghana Armwrestling Federation at the rlg DG Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium.
He won the over 120kg weight category and was decorated with a brand new silver wrist watch worth $400 from the president of the Federation, Mr Charles Osei Asibey.
Miss Alberta Frimpong, who represented the Ghana Police Service took the first prize in the female category.
Both winners who received prizes from sponsors and will be considered for the national team, the Black Arms to be formed soon and guided by coaches to learn the technics, tactics and strategies for international competition.
Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah who represented the Youth and Sports Minister at the event commended the organisers, sponsors and participants for the enthusiasm shown.
Mr. Osei Asibey, President of the Federation said the African Championship is slated for Nigeria and he believes Ghana is going to be represented by a worthy team.
He said the new sport formed last year was becoming very attractive to the youth and females as well, adding that very soon it is going be a competitive event in the regional capitals and major districts as well as go the tertiary institutions and keep fit clubs.
Some institutions which registered and participated were Ghana Immigration, Ghana Police and Ghana Revenue Authority.
Some of the sponsors were Rush Energy Drink, Kofikrom Pharmacy Ltd. Binatone Electronics, Awards Center, Uncle T Malt, Paradise Pac Mineral Water, Vita Milk, Henry’s Inn Restaurant and Kasapreko Co. Ltd.