GWF: Nominates Christian Amoah for Rio Olympics

The Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF) has selected Master Christian Amoah as one of Ghana’s representative for the 2016 Olympic Games to be staged in Rio, Brazil next month.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Rio 2016 Olympic Games

It would be recalled that after Team Ghana’s qualification for the Games in Cameroun, the technical committee was tasked by the Executive Board of the Federation to select an athlete to represent Ghana in the discipline.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Rio 2016 Olympic Games
After intensive training sessions and consultations, the committee has settled on Amoah for the Games.

The 17year old weightlifter started his journey in the sport in 2013. He participated in the Nanjing Youth Olympic qualifier in Tunisia in 2014 and placed 5th in the 77kg category and also took part in the Africa Youth Games in Botswana in 2014 where he came 3rd in the 77kg category.

Amoah also participated in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and also the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Championship in USA in 2015.

During last year’s All African Games in Congo, the athlete again finished 6th in the 85kg category and also placed 5th in the same category at the African Rio Olympic qualifier in Cameroun this year.

Amoah is currently credited with three silver medals and is ranked 28th in the world in the 85kg category.

Mr Ken Odeng Adade, Deputy Secretary of the GWF, the federation believes Amoah will do his best to raise the flag of Ghana high. ‘‘We wish him and Team Ghana the best of luck in their various disciplines’’ he added

Source: GNA/

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