Ampomah Calls For More Female Participation In Sports

Ampomah Calls For More Female Participation In Sports

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Alberta Ampomah, Ghana’s proud female gold medalist and official at the recent 2017 African Arm Wrestling Championship in Nigeria has called for more females to get involved in sports.

Speaking on Kwese Sports popular show, Home Run, she urged parents to allow their daughters to do sports as there are many positive benefits and opportunities.

The cop by profession who started as a runner doing athletics before switching to football and basketball hinted that sports will not make a girl “macho” or masculine as perceived, but a lady who does sports can enjoy fame to international levels and meet world super stars.

She recalled meeting Usain Bolt and Serena Williams at the Olympic Games in London and other heroes in different competitions.

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Alberta advised girls not to feel shy to do sports, but rather come out boldly and express the benefits and merits of sports.

The national champion in the heavy weight category of Arm Wrestling who won two gold medal feels proud and wants others to share in her joy.

Also, the top female weight lifter in Ghana, with international bronze medals from Olympic Games qualifiers, she hinted that the national team needs seven top females to form a strong team for international competition and they are only four starring for Ghana, so she is pleading with young females to join the Ghana Weight lifting Federation (GWF) to train and join the national team.

aa8She expressed her sincere gratitude to her employers, the Ghana Police Service and the president of the GWF, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah who is also president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) for his encouragement and advices.

Alberta joined the Madam Gloria Commodore, the Executive Director of Women In Sports (WISA), an NGO that supports and promotes female sporting activities to share some thoughts and ideas about their third anniversary and female sports achievers awards to be held in September.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

 

 

 

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