National cyclist Samuel Anim passes on

Samuel AnimThe Ghana Olympic Committee has learnt with shock the death of the national cycling captain SAMUEL ANIM, at age 26.

Anim, who was the reigning Cowbell National Cycling Champion and a 2014 Commonwealth Games participant, has for several years now been one of the leading athletes who promoted the sport of cycling in Ghana.

He was awarded the prestigious Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Cyclist of the Year award in 2014, and was described as the “Most sensational and best fighter.”

He subsequently wrote his name into the history books after beating off competition from 68 other riders to clinch the 2014 Cowbell Cycling Tour of Ghana crown.

Internationally, Anim led Ghana’s campaign in the men’s individual Time Trial and Road Race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The GOC understands that Samuel Anim was training with a colleague cyclist as part of their preparation towards the 2015 All Africa Games when he unfortunately was killed in a motor traffic accident.

Anim served his country with distinction and indeed died in the line of duty, preparing towards the 50th Anniversary Games in Congo-Brazzaville where he was expected to lead Team Cycling’s campaign alongside his colleagues.

We will like to take this opportunity to commend him for his contribution to Ghana Sports. Our thoughts are with Anim’s family, his friends, the Ghana Cycling Federation, the cycling fraternity and the Olympic family. The GOC sends its condolences to the family of the national cycling champion Samuel Anim whose death occurred on Saturday, 1st August.