Ghana’s only medalist from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Samuel Takyi received a hero’s welcome when he touched down at the Kotoka International Airport.
The 20-year-old boxer won bronze from the Featherweight competition in the boxing event of the games ending a 29-year wait for a medal at the multi-sport event.
Thousands of people consisting of a delegation of the Minister for Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif and the President of the Ghana Olympic Committee Ben Nunoo Mensah, Director General of the National Sports Authority Prof Peter Twumasi, his deputy, Bawa Majeed, and the Deputy Minister of Transport, Mr Hassan Tampuli were present to welcome Takyi, whose exploits catapulted him to become Ghana’s poster boy during the games.
A carnival atmosphere was also created by the deafening cheers and songs from hundreds of members of the Die Hard Supporters Union and
Ghana Boxing Supporters union and youth from Jamestown Bukom and its surrounding areas.