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Tokyo Olympics: Samuel Takyi wins bronze for Ghana after losing semi final fight

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Ghana’s Samuel Takyi has won bronze in the men’s boxing featherweight division at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after losing his semi-final fight to American Duke Ragan.

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The judges scored the fight 4-1 in favor of the American, ending Takyi’s and Ghana’s dream of a first-ever gold medal.

By winning bronze, the 20-year-old ended Ghana’s 29 years wait for an Olympic medal, with the country’s last medal coming at the Barcelona 1992 games.

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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.

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

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