President gives Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Samuel Takyi a car and $ 10,000
President gives Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Samuel Takyi a car and $ 10,000

President gives Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Samuel Takyi a car and $ 10,000

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced on Friday, August 20, 2021 that Samuel Takyi, Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist, will receive a car and US $ 10,000 in cash for his efforts at the Olympic Games that have just ended, in addition to the $ 20,000 in a fund for his future.

This was announced by the President when Ghana’s contingent for the Tokyo Olympics called on him on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Jubilee House in Accra.

In addition, each member of Ghana’s 14-strong contingent will receive an amount of US $ 5,000 for their stake in the games.

All athletes and officials at the Games also received medals from the President in recognition of their performance at the Games.

A total of US $ 150,000 will be spent on bonuses for Team Ghana athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, President Akufo-Addo added.

“For the first time, a Ghanaian athlete, Samuel Takyi, was selected to represent Africa at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. For the first time in the history of the 4th Republic, Ghana won a medal at the Olympic Games. “

“Of the 52 African countries that took part in the Olympic Games, Ghana ranks 10th on the continent. This should spur us on to even greater heights in future competitions. On behalf of the people in Ghana, I say a big, warm Ayekoo to you all. You made the country proud, ”said President Akufo-Addo.

Takyi’s bronze medal in featherweight boxing is the country’s first medal since 1992 as it ended 49 years of waiting for an individual medal at the multisport event.

Team Ghana’s 4x100m relay also set a national record to secure a spot in the event’s finals, while Joseph Paul Amoah set the fastest 200m time of any Ghanaian athlete at the Games.

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