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The Local Organising Committee of the 13th African Games extends its warmest congratulations to the Ghana Olympic team for their impressive success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The LOC congratulates the fourteen (14) athletes and officials of the five disciplines that represented Ghana in Japan, namely: Athletics, Boxing, Judo, Swimming, and Weightlifting.

Congratulations are due to you for this magnificent demonstration of patriotism and fighting spirit.

We take this opportunity to say “Ayekoo” (Congratulations) to Ghana’s only medalist, Samuel Takyi, who has shown admirable zeal in his quest to end Ghana’s Olympic medal drought since 1992.

Samuel Takyi. Bronze medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

With this achievement, you join an elite group of Ghanaian Olympic medalists, including Clement Ike Quartey (silver medal, Rome 1960) Eddy Blay (bronze medal, Tokyo, 1964) Prince Amartey (bronze medal, Munich 1972), and the Barcelona 1992 football team.

As the only African boxer to win a medal in Tokyo, you have not only carried the flag of Ghana high, but also that of Africa as a whole.

It is encouraging to see that your performance in Tokyo has generated public confidence in the team. We hope that this infectious and spontaneous euphoria of enthusiasm will be maintained and enhanced for a better performance as we prepare for the 2023 African Games to be hosted by Ghana.

The LOC expresses its deep gratitude to the good people of Ghana for their unwavering support that has propelled the team to improve the nation’s fortunes at the Games and calls on businesses to invest in the Ghanaian team to enable it prepare adequately for a massive medal haul at the 2023 African Games.

Ghana’s relay team in Tokyo