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African Para Taekwondo Champs: Turkson, Patricia win gold

BY: Kwame Larweh
Mr Fredrick Lartey Otu (left) being congratulated by Mr Ide Issaka, President of African Taekwando Union, while the athletes displays their trophies and medals
Mr Fredrick Lartey Otu (left) being congratulated by Mr Ide Issaka, President of African Taekwando Union, while the athletes displays their trophies and medals

Two para taekwondo athletes made Ghana proud by winning gold medals at the just-ended 5th African Para Taekwondo Championships at the Sports Palace in Niamey, Niger, on February 3.


Emmanuel Kofi Turkson and Patricia Kyeremaa won gold in the male 70kg and female +65kg divisions respectively.

In the female +65kg category, Adizatu Shaban won bronze to ensure Team Ghana returned home last Saturday with the third place trophy.

In a related development, the president of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF), Mr Frederick Lartey Otu, was appointed a Technical Delegate in charge of all technical affairs of the championships.

Meanwhile, the national taekwondo team are also in Niamey to participate in the 2022 Niger Open Taekwondo Championships with two coaches, three male athletes and two female athletes.