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Christian Amoah (left) with one of the assistant coaches of the Black Cranes, Nii Otu Larkyne

Amoah wins gold at African Weightlifting Championship


BLACK CRANES’ rising star, Christian Amoah, has once again made a mark in weightlifting on the continent for winning three medals in the ongoing African Weightlifting Junior and Youth Championship in Kampala, Uganda.

He was the toast of many in the 85kg category and as usual he did not disappoint as he went on to prove why he was adjudged the Male Weightlifter of the Year 2016 by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana.

He won gold in snatch with a lift of 135kg, bronze in clean and jerk with a lift of 160kg and a silver medal in total with 295kg.

The Kampala Championship also serves as the final qualifying tournament for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and this performance has certainly boosted Amoah’s chances of representing Ghana at the Games.

Amoah had earlier last month participated in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship held in Gold Coast, Australia, where he snatched 135kg and made 162kg for clean and jerk and finished with a total of 297kg.

The International Weightlifting Federation would present the final list of athletes who will be making it to the Gold Coast Games by October 31, 2017.

The patrons and executive board members of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation congratulated Amoah on his consistent performance in the sport and wished him the very best of luck in future competitions.

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