Boxer, Samuel Takyi says Ghana’s team at the Tokyo Olympics are very appreciative of the support they have received from Ghanaians throughout the Games.
Takyi, who was presented with his bronze medal on Thursday, dedicated his success to all Ghanaians.
Tweeting a picture of his bronze medal, the 20-year-old said: “This is for Ghana. We felt the support way across the seas.”
Takyi has become the toast of Ghanaians after his success at the Olympics.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo congratulated the boxer for “hoisting the flag of Ghana” on the global stage while former world boxing champion, Richard Commey has also praised his compatriot for his exploits.
Despite losing his semi-final bout in the featherweight division against American, Duke Ragan comes away from Tokyo with the bronze medal.
He had already been guaranteed a medal after his quarter-final victory over Colombian, David Avila Ceiber.
With semifinalists in boxing guaranteed at least a bronze medal, Takyi has become the toast of the nation, with many Ghanaians overjoyed at his success.
The medal is Ghana’s first at the Games since the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and the first individual medal since Prince Amartey also won bronze in boxing, in Munich 1972.