The spirit of Accra came alive in an epic manner after Ghana’s Samuel Takyi clinched a semi-final berth in the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The 20-year-old defeated David Ávila Ceiber Segura of Colombia courtesy a 3-2 split to book a date with USA’s Duke Ragan in the semi-finals of the men’s 52-57 Kg Featherweight boxing.
This win also means that the Ghanaian is guaranteed at least a bronze medal.
In boxing at the Olympics, both losing semi-finals are awarded bronze medals, meaning Takyi will get a medal irrespective of the outcome of his semi-final fight.
It was as a result of this win that fans thronged the streets of Accra, singing, dancing and cheering as the nation welcomes yet another Olympic medal in boxing.
Samuel Takyi🇬🇭 has secured Ghana’s first medal at the #Olympics in 2⃣9⃣ years!
— Gh Marshal 💕🇬🇭🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@Gh_Marshal96) August 1, 2021
— GamashieBoi 💕 (@GamashieBoi) August 1, 2021
The medal is also the fourth at the games for Ghana in the boxing event, with Takyi joining the illustrious group of Clement Quartey – 1960- Silver, Eddie Blay – 1964- Bronze and Prince Amartey – 1972 – Bronze, as the only men to ever win Ghana an individual Olympic medal.