Ghana’s contingent at the sixth Commonwealth Youth Games held in Nassau, Bahamas returned Tuesday night after participating in the Games that ended on Sunday.
Ghana presented nine athletes for six disciplines namely; athletics, boxing, beach volleyball, swimming, judo and tennis.
Chef de Mission for the Games, Mawuko Afadzinu, has lauded the performance of Team Ghana at the Games, especially the beach volleyball team.
Team Ghana’s pair of Kelvin Kartey Carbon and Eric Tsatsu reached the third place final of the competition but lost to Australia, thereby finishing fourth.
But Afadzinu described their performance as the best, saying the team needs more competitions and exposure to enable them get the needed experience to win at international level.
He said on the whole, Ghana’s athletes were relatively young and it would be prudent to encourage and guide them in their chosen fields so that they do not lose hope.
“The athletes were very positive, their enthusiasm was very good and they were very focused. If God willing things go on well like this, it will be the beginning of a long journey of success,” he said.
In swimming, Ghana’s sole swimmer, Abeiku Jackson set a new national record of 56.93secs for