African Games: Ghana win three more gold medals

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Ghana’s female hockey team played a thrilling encounter with West African neighbours Nigeria in the hockey finals at the 13th African Games. The Ghanaian side stood their ground to clinch a gold medal at the expense of Nigeria when they settled for penalties to decide the winner. It was a beautiful and for the Ghanaian women who emerged victorious with a 4-3 penalty shootout fiasco.

In field and track, Ghana’s Joseph Amoah annexed gold in the men’s 200m race with a commanding show in the 20.70s. Claude Emmanuel of Cameroon finished second in 20.74s while Nigeria’s Ekanem Consider placed 3rd in 20.83s. Joseph Amoah’s gold was Ghana’s first of the day in athletics and 3rd overall in athletics. Ibrahim Fuseini cruised to a fourth-place finish in the same race.

Joseph Amoah topped the Men's 200m final at the 13th African Games

Evans Cadman also bagged gold for Ghana in athletics after outjumping his competitors in the high jump. His victory means Ghana claimed gold in both men’s and women’s categories following Rose Yeboah’s success in the women’s category a day before. A former student of the University of Ghana, Cadman had enormous home support from the Common Wealth Hall of the University who applauded him throughout. He attempted to set a new personal best at 2.25m but he was not able to clear any of his three attempts.

Other Ghanaians who made efforts were Hamidu Asana who placed bottom in the women’s 400m hurdles finals and Janet Mensah who placed 4th in the women’s 200m finals.

Hamidu Asana finished last in the women's 400m hurdles at the 13th African Games

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, William Amponsah wrote his name in the history books after becoming Ghana’s first medalist in the African Games when he claimed silver in the half marathon.

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