Team Ghana’s ( 9 Athletes + 12 Officials) campaign at the Olympic Games ended on the ninth day of competition with a medal overhaul of ZERO-gold; ZERO-silver; -ZERO-gold. Ghana’s first appearance at the Olympic Games was in 1952 in Helsinki. Ghana is yet to win a gold medal at the Olympics. The last time Ghana won a medal, was a bronze, in 1992 in Barcelona, by the U-23 soccer team.

Here’s a recap of Ghana’s poor performance:

  • Margaret Simpson (Hepthatlete) – Pulled out due to Acute Kidney Infection
  • Ignatius Gaisah (Long Jumper): Failed to qualify from more than thirty jumpers with a jump of 7.79meters
  • Vida Anim (200 meters): Failed to qualify for the semi finals of the 200meters after recording her seasons best of 23.7secs 
  • Alberta Ampomah (weightlifting +75kg): 13th out of 14 weighlifters in her division 
  • Maxwell Amponsah (Boxing): Withdrew on medical grounds
  • Duke Micah (Boxing) – Lost terribly in the round of 16 of the men’s flyweight 52 kg division
  • Isaac Dogbe (Boxing): failed to progress beyond the first bout
  • Suleiman Tetteh (Boxing): Eliminated in first bout 
  • Emmanuel Nartey(Judo): Eliminated in first bout

Ghana’s total overhaul of medals since 1952 is 1 Silver 3 Bronze

  • Clement Quartey (Boxing)- 1 Silver – 1960
  • “Eddie” Blay(Boxing) – Bronze 1964
  • Prince Amarte(Boxing) – Bronze 1972
  • U-23 Soccer Team – Bronze 1992
  • Source: GHP
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