Ghanaian Boxer “Samuel Takyi” Fails To Qualify For The Olympic Finals

Samuel Takyi, Ghana’s Olympic boxer in the Men’s Featherweight (52-57kg) boxing competition has failed to qualify to the finals of the Men’s Feather Weight Olympics boxing.

Samuel (20), made history last Sunday by becoming the first-ever Ghanaian Olympian to win a medal in 1992, i.e. 29 years. Even though we were the entire country was hoping he could go ahead and win gold, his dreams of getting gold were shut this morning.

In a match with American’s Duke Ragan, Samuel Takyi lost with a final score of 4-1.  The total score from the five (5) judges for Duke Ragan were 30,29,29,29,28 as compared to Samuel Takyi’s score of 27,28,28,28,29, therefore Samuel losing to Duke on a 1-4 aggregate.

Although he didn’t win gold, Samuel Takyi will be heading home with a Bronze medal and will be standing on the medal podium during the award ceremony to be held after the finals.

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