Tokyo 2020: Ghanaians Parade Streets To Celebrate Samuel Takyi’s Win (Video)

The spirit of Accra came alive in an epic manner after Ghana’s Samuel Takyi clinched a semi-final berth in the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The 20-year-old defeated David Ávila Ceiber Segura of Colombia courtesy a 3-2 split to book a date with USA’s Duke Ragan in the semi-finals of the men’s 52-57 Kg Featherweight boxing.

This win also means that the Ghanaian is guaranteed at least a bronze medal.

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In boxing at the Olympics, both losing semi-finals are awarded bronze medals, meaning Takyi will get a medal irrespective of the outcome of his semi-final fight.

It was as a result of this win that fans thronged the streets of Accra, singing, dancing and cheering as the nation welcomes yet another Olympic medal in boxing.

The medal is also the fourth at the games for Ghana in the boxing event, with Takyi joining the illustrious group of Clement Quartey – 1960- Silver, Eddie Blay – 1964- Bronze and Prince Amartey – 1972 – Bronze, as the only men to ever win Ghana an individual Olympic medal.

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