C/Wealth Games: Ghana target five medals as athletes depart for training camp

C/Wealth Games: Ghana target five medals as athletes depart for training camp

Ghana’s Deputy Sports Minister Pius Enam Hadzide said the targets winning five Commonwealth Games medals in Gold Coast, Australia next month.

Ghana will be represented by 72 athletes, 35 technical men, four medical members and 12 officials from 12 sports for the games, slated from April 4th to 15th.

Athletes have begun to travel to Australia to take part in a pre-Games training camp.

Hadzide was among those present at the send-off event.

He noted that Ghana was formerly known as Gold Coast, leading to him revealing a catchphrase for the team of “from Gold Coast to Gold Coast for gold”.

“We are the confident that the athletes looking at the level of preparations, looking at the commitment, looking at the level of coaching we have gotten, we are confident that we can improve on Ghana’s last performance in Glasgow where Ghana won 2 medals. We are anticipating to win a minimum of five medals”, he said.

Abdul Omar won men’s flyweight boxing bronze medal for Ghana at Glasgow 2014, also a bronze medal for Razak Abugiri in the men’s 60 kilogram judo competition.

Ghana has won a total of 57 medals in the history of the commonwealth games with 15 Gold 18 Sliver and 24 Bronze.

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