London Olympic Games: Duke Micah wins round of 32 bout

dukeGhana's Fly weight boxer Duke Micah has recorded his first win against his Mauritius opponent Jaso Lavigilnate by 18-14 on points at the ExCel Arena on Monday in the round of 32.

Micah became the first boxer to win his fight in the games after boxer Isaac Dogbe and judoka Emmanuel Nartey all failed to progress in their various fights.

The Ghanaian amateur boxer dominated all three rounds with alacrity.The scores were (6-4)(7-6)(5-4)to progress to the next stage of the competition

The 20year old Micah now faces Ireland's Michael Conlan on August 3, in the round of 16,,,,,,,,,,,

Olympics: Ghana coach impressed with facilities at Plymouth
The athletics coach of Team Ghana, Leo Myles-Mills has expressed his satisfaction with the training facilities at the University College of Marjon, Plymouth ahead of the London Olympic Games.
Leo, who is the national 100m record holder, said he led Team Ghana on a tour of the state of the art sport facility at the University, that includes a sports science laboratory, sports therapy, a gymnasium, swimming pool, on Wednesday, 11th June, 2012.
Ghana’s Olympic team is undertaking a two week intensive training regime in the south-western part of the U.K ahead of the start of the 2012 Olympic Games on the 27th July.
Speaking to www.liquidsportsghana.com, Leo Myles-Mills said he was pleased with the facilities available for his team during their camp.
“It’s an exciting place to be,” he said adding that, and “the facilities are great. “
“It totally took me out of my wits. I wasn’t expecting anything like that. I thought it was going to be a low key place to hide and do last minute training towards London 2012.”
“We toured the facility this morning and it was an eye opener. We are definitely going to make use of it and hopefully we can brush up and strengthen our self in these last few minutes."
The Ghana team that toured the facility included the 2006 world indoor long jumper champion Ignisious Gaisah, sprinter Vida Anim and Africa’s heptathlon queen Margaret Simpson.
Weightlifter Alberta Ampomah and head Coach Majeti Fetrie, masseur Fulera Abdul-Rahman Abu, physiotherapist Raphael Yaadar, athletics coach Leo Myles- Mills and the Press Attaché Erasmus Kwaw.
The national boxing team, the Black Bombers are currently in Cardiff on a similar mission to prepare for the Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, www.liquidsportsghana.com can report that, the national athletes and officials were accorded a good reception by officials of the Ghana High Commissioner led by Andrews Owusu, on arrival in London on Tuesday, 10th July before the team departed to their new base in Plymouth.

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