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Ghana wins 5 medals and places 28th position at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Team Ghana was ranked 28th after winning 5 medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Team Ghana won five medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Abraham Mensah won silver in the bantamweight division.

Joseph Commey grabbed silver in the featherweight division.

Abdul Wahid Omar won a bronze medal in the lightweight division.

Female athlete Deborah Acquah won bronze in the women’s long jump, leaping an impressive 6.94m to become the first female to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Joseph Paul Amoah won bronze in the 200 meters, becoming the first medalist in the event since 1974.

The African nation with the most medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Nigeria, finished seventh. The West African nation took home a staggering 35 medals, including 12 gold, 9 silver, and 14 bronze.

Australia won 178 medals, making it the best-performing nation at the games.

With 176 medals, England came in third, ahead of Canada and India, who took fourth and fifth place, respectively.

South Africa placed ninth to become the second African nation with the most medals won at the games, ahead of Jamaica, which placed 12 and Kenya, which placed 13.

The next Commonwealth Games will be hosted in Gold Coast, Australia in 2026.

The 2026 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXIII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Victoria 2026, is a multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth scheduled to take place in four regional sites, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland in the State of Victoria, Australia.

2026 Commonwealth Games will begin on Tuesday, 17 March and ends on Sunday, 29 March.

 

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and the marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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