Samuel Takyi presented with bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Samuel Takyi with his Olympics medal
Samuel Takyi with his Olympics medal

Ghana boxer Samuel Takyi has officially been presented with the bronze medal he won at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The 20-year-old secured the bronze medal after losing to Duke Ragan in the men’s semi-final featherweight event on Tuesday.

Takyi however lost the bout 4-1 on the judges’ 4-1 to the more-experienced American opponent.

The young boxer made an impressive start to the semi-final bout against Regan and actually won the first round.

However, he couldn’t replicate his opening performance in the remaining rounds, as the American secured a comfortable victory.

Despite losing the semi-final bout to Regan, Takyi entered the history books after ending Ghana’s 29-year wait for an Olympic medal.

On Thursday, the boxer was presented with his bronze medal, to the delight of him and his coaches.