Black Cranes arrive from Commonwealth championship


Ghana’s weightlifting team, Black Cranes, have arrived from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth and Commonwealth Junior and Seniors Weightlifting competitions that was held in Penang, Malaysia.

The team which comprised of Forrester Osei, Christian Amoah and Richmond Osarfo won numerous medals for the country in various categories of the competition.

The team was met by Youth and Sports Minister, Honourable Nii Lantey Vanderpuye and Deputy General Secretary of National Sports Authority, Mr Saka Acquaye, at the Kotoka International Airport on Monday.

Amoah, made his mark in the Commonwealth Seniors’ Championship in the 85kg category and at the end of the day, he was able to snatch 121kg, clean and jerk 150kg to make a total of 271kg which earned him a gold medal.

Osei also won the country’s second gold medal at the same event in the 94kg category after snatching 138kg, clean and jerk 172kg to make a total of 310.

Osarfo, who was participating in his first major competition in his weightlifting career, also won silver in the 94kg category of the IWF Youth World Championship after making snatch 120kg, clean and jerk 160kg and a total of 280kg.


Source: SportsCrusader