Ghanaian boxer Samuel Takyi has vowed to win a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The 20-year-old, who beat Colombia’s Ceiber David Segura on Saturday, is guaranteed at least a bronze medal in the games.
The medal is Ghana’s first Olympic medal since the men’s football team won bronze at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.
But Takyi says he is not satisfied with the bronze medal, and he is training hard to reach the finals and win gold for the nation.
“I’m happy but not [content] because the competition has not ended. I’ve already told Ghanaians I’m going to bring the gold medal home and God had got me into the medal places,” he told the Ghana Olympic Committee’s social media team.
“Ghanaians should keep on praying for me. I’m in the semi-final they should keep praying and I’ll make it to the final and see what God will do. They should keep praying for me and I’ll bring the gold back to Ghana.”
Samuel Takyi will fight USA’s Duke Ragan on Tuesday (August 2) in the semi-finals, with the winner going on to fight for the gold medal and the loser settling for a bronze.
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