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Tokyo 2020: Samuel Takyi receives bronze medal (photos+video)

By Vincent Ashitey
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Samuel Takyi
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Ghanaian boxer Samuel Takyi has finally received his bronze medal following his impressive display at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The 20-year-old boxer popularly known as Ring Warrior secured a bronze after getting into the semis of the 57kg Featherweight division after beating Colombian boxer Ceiber Avila in the quarter-finals.

Samuel Takyi

Despite being outclassed by America's Duke Ragan in the semis, Takyi grabbed Ghana's first medal since 1992 when the Black Meteors secured bronze in Barcelona.

READ ALSO: Tokyo 2020: Akufo-Addo hails Samuel Takyi for 'hoisting high the flag of Ghana'

Samuel Takyi

Takyi became Ghana's fourth boxing medalist, ending Ghana's 49 years drought in Olympic boxing after Prince Amartey won the bronze medal at Munich 1972.

Samuel Takyi will receive $3,000 as bonus package from the sports ministry after winning bronze in the Olympics men's featherweight.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has hailed boxer Samuel Takyi for hoisting high the flag of Ghana at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The President in a tweet sent a congratulatory message to Samuel Takyi for becoming Ghana's first Olympic medal in 29 years.

"Big congratulations to Samuel Takyi from all of us at home, for hoisting high the flag of Ghana at the Tokyo Olympics, and for winning a bronze medal, Ghana's first Olympic medal in 29 years. Well done."