Weightlifter Christian Amoah Qualifies For Tokyo 2020

Weightlifter Christian Amoah Qualifies For Tokyo 2020



Ghana’s top Weightlifter, Christian Amoah who put up a good show at African Weightlifting Competition in Kenya has qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

His qualification confirmation came on Sunday, June 13, 2021 in a message from Manareddin Eshelli, Weightlifting Federation of Africa (WFA) Secretary General & Treasurer to the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF) and copied to Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah, President of the Ghana Olympic Committee and former President of the GWF

Amoah won three silver medals and garnered more points at the recent African Seniors Weightlifting Championship in Kenya.

Christian Amoah was at Rio 2016 Olympic Games and wants to better his performance with a medal for Ghana at Tokyo, Japan.

Forester Osei, another Ghanaian contender did not qualify as he could not make it to Kenya.

Christian Amoah,  who is captain of Black Cranes won the 2019 SWAG Weightlifter of the Year with 8 medals in the year under review.

Christian grabbed 3 Gold medals in the Africa Weightlifting Junior Championships in Uganda, 3 Bronze medals in the African Games in Morocco and 2 Bronze medals in African Weightlifting Championships in Egypt putting him above his colleagues and worthy of the title.

He also won medals at the World Islamic Games to earn points.

He is rated at number 4 in the current Commonwealth Games list of category 96 kg athletes.

On top is Canadian Boadv Santavv (CAN), with Don Opeloge (SAM) at second and Vikas Thakur (IND) taking the third place.

Amoah (GHA) who is at the fourth position says he is happy to be in the best 5 weight lifters in his division and the position will motivate him to grab a medal at the Olympic Games in Japan.

By Sammy Heywood Okine