Ghanaian weightlifter, Christian Amoah has won three gold medals in the 89kg category at the ongoing African Junior weightlifting championship in Kampala –Uganda.
Amoah who is the spiker of the Black Cranes and triple bronze medallist in the just ended African Games and one of Ghana’s Olympians arrived in the Ugandan capital of Kampala to compete in the Olympic qualifier, African Junior Weightlifting Championship.
Amoah, who travelled without a coach due to financial constraints was handled by the coach of the Ugandan senior weightlifting team, as per an arrangement by the Technical Director of the Ghana Weightlifing Federation (GWF), and he was the sole lifter from Ghana competing in the 89kg category.
In an exclusive interview with Ghanacrusader.com before he left the shores of the country to Uganda, he promised that he is going to come back home with at least 3 gold medals.
The president of the weightlifting Federatiob, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah said, if he had enough funds, the rest of the Junior team, Winnifred Ntumi, David Akwei, Jerry Benye, Sandra and Gabriel Owusu would have gone for this Championship since all of them have the potential of winning medals at the championship but due to financial constraints, his hopes were curtailed.
“I want the athletes to be in a good shape for the Tokyo 2020 games in Japan”
Christian Amoah will be back home on the 13th September.
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