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Turkson, Patricia win gold at African Para Taekwondo Championships

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Mr Frederick Lartey Otu (left) being congratulated by Mr Ide Issaka, Preesident of the African Taekwondo Union after his appointment
Mr Frederick Lartey Otu (left) being congratulated by Mr Ide Issaka, Preesident of the African Taekwondo Union after his appointment

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

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

In the female +65kg, Adizatu Shaban took a bronze medal to ensure Team Ghana return home with the third best placed trophy at the championship.

They are expected to arrive in Ghana by Saturday, February 5 with their medals from Niger.

However, the president of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF), Mr Frederick Lartey Otu, was appointed Technical Delegate of the 5th African Para Taekwondo Championships on the sidelines of the tournament making him in charge of all technical affairs of championships.

Meanwhile, the national taekwondo team are also in Niamey to participate in the 2022 Niger Open Taekwondo Championships with two coaches, two female athletes and three male athletes set to compete in the February 5-6 tournament.