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The National Armwrestling team, the Golden Arms returned home from the 10th Africa Armwrestling Championships in Bamako, Mali with 18 medals won.

The Golden Arms who went into the 2019 Championship as the defending champions, managed 11 gold, five silver and two bronze medals to secure third position out of 12 countries.

Grace Commey defeated a long list of Malians and a Guinean to win double Gold in the Women’s Junior and Senior 50kg category and placed fourth in the Youth 65kg while Prince Afum and Aziz Abdul Wahab also won double gold.

80+Kg puller Mariam Kadri Moro also won double gold for Ghana, whilst the female Police Officer, Grace Minta defeated Nigerian opponent to win a gold and silver in the 80kg right and left.

Ghana’s Medal List as follows:

1. Grace Karley Commey – 4 Gold Medals

2. Mariam Kadiri Moro – 2 Gold & 1 Bronze

3. Prince Affum – 2 Gold Medals

4. Grace Minta – 1 Gold & 1 Silver

5. Abdul Aziz Wahab – 1 Gold & 1 Bronze Medal

6. Elliot Lamptey Nelson – 2 Silver Medals

7. Isaac Nii Amugi – 1 Silver

8. Edward Asamoah

Ranking by Country

1st Mali

2nd Egypt

3rd Ghana

4th Nigeria

5th Guinea

6th Senegal

7th Togo

8th Cote D’voire

9th Benin

10th Cameroon

11th Niger

12th Burkina Faso

SourceGNA

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