The Ghana national junior fencing team has won four medals at the just ended African Cadet Junior Championship in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire.
The three-day event started on March 8 and ended on March 11 with Ghana’s UK-based female cadet, Yasmine Fosu winning three medals (gold, silver and bronze) and the men’s team winning silver in foil after losing to the host nation, Cote d’Ivoire in the finals.
Yasmine, 16, won Gold in the Epee, silver in Foil, and bronze in Junior Epee events while the Men Team comprising, Isaac Teinor, Daniel Terkutey, Iddrisu Bashiru and coached by Alhasan Saroyan won Silver in the Foil contest.
The President of the Ghana Fencing Association, Mohammed Mahadi told the media he was impressed with the output of the contingent although their performances were affected by a slight change in the tournament schedule.
Mr Mahadi also expressed gratitude to SilverStar Auto Limited and the State Transport Company for sponsoring the trip to Cote d’Ivoire.
From Sammy Heywood Okine