South Africa Is Africa’s Best Sports Nation @ GC2018

South Africa Is Africa’s Best Sports Nation @ GC2018

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The drape was drawn on the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which took place in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sunday with South Africa as the highest ranked African team with a total of 37 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze followed by Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya in that order.

Team Ghana finishing 39th on the medals table with one bronze medal, when Jessie Lartey picked bronze in the 64kg light welterweight division despite his controversial defeat to Canada’s Thomas Blumenfeld at the Oxenford Studios.

Per the judges’ score, Lartey lost all five rounds – 30-27, 29-28; 30-27, 30-21,30-27, after working so hard.

The highlight of Ghana’s participation, however, saw them win just one medal overall as against two medals in the previous edition.

Interestingly, female sprinter Hor Halutie based locally was the only athlete to cruise into 100m but placed eighth out of eight athletes.

The Table Tennis Players led by Derek Abrefa and Celia Baah Danso also perfoemed creditably against the much exposed opponents.

The swimming team also fared well registering good times to improve upon their personal bests.

Ghana came 39th alongside Cook Islands, Norfolk Island, Seychelles and the Solomon Island.

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Ghanaian musician, Wiyaala, the Lioness of Africa performed earlier on Sunday at the Gold Coast Festival to close the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia

71nations took part in the 21at Commonwealth Games.and Birmingham has been picked to host the next edition in fout years time.

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