13th African Games: Ghana climbs up 6th on medal table

Host Ghana picked up four medals on Sunday, March 10, 2024, to move sixth on the medal table rankings at the ongoing African Games.

Winnifred Ntumi earlier on Sunday won a gold medal and two silver medals in the 49kg women’s weightlifting competition, while two-time Olympian Abeiku Jackson won silver in the men’s 50m butterfly competition.

Abeiku Jackson becomes the first Ghanaian to win a medal in swimming at the African Games, having also recorded a personal best of 24.23s in the finals.

Egypt, who are among the most successful teams at the African Games, tops the medal table with 31 gold, nine silver, and eight bronze medals, for a total of 48.

Another African Games heavyweight, South Africa, are second on the table with six gold, five silver, and 10 bronze medals, for a total of 21.

Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco are placed third, fourth, and fifth, respectively, on the medal table.

Team Ghana would be looking forward to winning more medals in certain sporting disciplines, which include wrestling, Athletics, Taekwondo, Tennis, Handball and Football.

However, the Table Tennis and Badminton events have ended with Ghana failing to win a single medal in various singles and team events.


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