Armwrestling Championship: Adu-Kwakye, Mensah emerge heavyweight champs

BY: Kweku Zurek
Armwrestling Championship: Adu-Kwakye, Mensah emerge heavyweight champs
Armwrestling Championship: Adu-Kwakye, Mensah emerge heavyweight champs

Florence Mensah and Derrick Adu-Kwakye overpowered their opponents to win gold in the respective male and female heavyweight categories last Friday at the 2022 National Armwrestling Championship held in Accra.

Interestingly, both pullers dethroned former champions in their finals.

Adu-Kwakye aka Asoka GH reclaimed the men’s heavyweight title by pulling Saoud Fawaz while Florence Mensah of the Ghana Police Service also became the new female heavyweight champion by going on a run which saw her overpower Grace Mintah, Afia Kumah and Rashida Abass.

The event was to select and prepare pullers for the upcoming Africa and World Armwrestling Championship slated for Nigeria and Turkey respectively.

The K-Balm Ointment-sponsored event was organized by Perception Managment International and Legaci101 Consult under the auspices of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation with support from United Media.

President of the Federation, Charles Osei Asibey expressed gratitude to his hardworking team, including referees panel, coaches, board members; Kofi Addo-Agyekum, Mr. Edwin Amankwah, Mr. Jesse Agyepong, Alhaji Sumaila, DCOP Lydia Donlor, Godson Kwame Asem and many others for the exceptional effort in pulling off the event.

Results –

Female Juniors

Gold- Blessed Nunoo

Silver- Perpetual Nunoo

Bronze- Eugenia Ntow


Female Lightweight

Gold- Helena Robertson

Silver- Grace Commey

Bronze- Mary Quaye

Female Heavyweight

Gold- Florence Mensah

Silver- Afia Kumah

Bronze- Rashida Abass


Male Light Middleweight

Gold- Aziz Wahab

Silver- Wisdom Abromekyi

Bronze- David Arafat


Men Middleweight

Gold- Edward Asamoah

Silver- Issah Kouyah

Bronze- Prince Affum


Men Heavyweight

Gold- Derrick Kwakye

Silver- Fawzi Saoud

Bronze- Isaac Antwi- Boasiako