Five Ghanaian descendants competed at the Tokyo Olympic Games for different countries
Meet the five Ghanaian athletes who competed at the just ended Tokyo Olympic Games. When it comes to sports Ghanaians are everywhere. Likely to believe at first it was only football but you hear and think it an exaggeration. Now it’s the reality and we all saw them competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Athletics. When it comes to football is a normal thing we all accord to but now it’s Athletics and at the Olympics. The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event in the world. Any athlete who competes at the Olympics is a professional and a world-class athlete. Meet the five professional Ghanaian athletes compete for other countries.
Five Ghanaian descendants competed at the Tokyo Olympic Games for different countries.
Bismark Boateng was born on March 15, 1992. Boateng was born in Ghana and moved to Canada at a tender age (14 years). Boateng studied at Monsignor Percy Jonhson Catholic Secondary School, Etobicoke. Boateng was popularly known by his peers as a footballer but later he developed a passion for athletics and stopped playing football. He started his professional athletics career in 2013.he also participated in the Summer Universiade in the 100m race dash. Boateng was not able to progress to the final of the event. Boateng was a very good athlete and in 2018 he was part of the Canadain Team at the Commonwealth Games. He took part in the 200 metres and 4×100 metres relay. Unfortunately, the 4×100m relay team was disqualified. Boating won gold at the NACAC Championships, 2018 in the men’s 4×100 metres relays. The NACAC championships were held in his hometown, Toronto. Bismark Boateng was named to Team Canada’s Tokyo Olympic Games contingents. He participated in the 100m and 4×100 metres relay. Canada’s 4×100m won the bronze medal in the final race.
Tamyra Mensah-Stock is an American professional athlete. Tamyra made history by becoming the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in Wrestling at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday. Tamyra couldn’t qualify for Rio 2016 Olympic Games and was confident of winning a medal at Tokyo Olympic Games. “Yes, I know I could do it. I knew it would be hard but I prayed I could do it. In my wildest dreams, I knew I could do it” said Tamyra Mensa-Stock. Unfortunately, Mensah-Stock lost her father last year. She said her deceased father would be happy and proud. He is from Ghana too. He was like enemies with Nigeria so it’s kind of poetic I had to wrestle a Nigerian in the final” said Tamyra with tears of joy. Tamyra father went to the United States of America for a greener pasture. The 28 year Tamyra also said “I love representing the US. I freakin love living there. I’m so happy I get to represent the USA!”. She defeated Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu 4-1 in the women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling final at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Musa Kojo who was born on 15 April 1996 is a Denmark international athlete. He has specialised in the sprint. He competes in 60 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres, 4×100 metres Relay and 4×200 metres relay respectively. He was part of the Denmark athletes who represented the country during the 2021 European Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland. Musah has a Ghanaian father and a Danish mother. He won the Karlstad GP 2021 in the 100 metres dash race and in the Kladno Hazi A. Kladenske Memorial 2021 Championships. He is a member of the Aarhus 1900 Athletics Club.
Lucas Ansah-Peprah was born on January 16, 2000is now a German international athlete. Ansah-Peprah was a vital athlete in the German team during the European Championships. He specialises in sprint and competes in 100 metres, 200 metres and 4×100 metres and 4×200 metres relays. He competes in both indoors and outdoors championships. He represented the German National Team during the European Team Championships in the 4×100m relay in 2021. He was also part of the 4×200 metres team at the World Relay Championships, 2021. Lucas Ansah-Peprah was also a footballer but was encouraged by his physical education teacher to try athletics also due to his physic.
Owen Ansah is an upcoming athlete who is now a German citizen. He hasn’t been in the scene for a very long time but hopes to represent the Germany National Athletics Team in the coming years.
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