Author Sammy Heywood Okine

Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist, Samuel Takyi says he is very determined to go to another Olympic Games in Paris, France after winning gold in the super lightweight division of the 13th African Games in Accra.

Speaking to Yours Truly, the Accra based Ashanti born pugilist promised to qualify in the last world qualifies opportunity in Thailand.

“The mission is on, we went to Tokyo and it was me who made Ghana and Africa proud, I want to change the colour of the medal from bronze to gold” he stressed.

Samuel Takyi, skipper of the Black Bombers of Ghana said he wants to fulfill his dream to be an Olympic gold medalist as the African Games has motivated him.

He was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to represent African sportsmen and women at the Tokyo Olympic Games where he was the only African to win a medal in boxing. Actually he was the only medalist for Ghana at the Games.

He tried to enter the paid ranks and won bouts in Nigeria, South Africa and Accra, but returned to fight for his nation to win gold in the 13th African Games which was one of his ambitions after the Olympic Games, a promise he made to the sports minister and people of Ghana.

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