Ghana’s President rewards Olympic medalist Samuel Takyi with a car and $30,000

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President Akufo-Addo has announced that Samuel Takyi, Ghana’s bronze medalist from the Tokyo Olympic games will be given a car, $10,000 in cash, plus a further $20,000 to be put in a career development fund for him.

The President made the announcement when Ghana’s contingent for the Tokyo Olympic Games called on him on Friday at the Jubilee House in Accra.

In addition, each member of Ghana’s contingent will also receive an amount of $5,000 for their efforts at the games.

All the athletes and officials for the games were also given medals by the president in appreciation of their performance at the games.

Takyi’s bronze medal in the boxing featherweight division is the country’s first medal since 1992, and ended a 29-year wait for a medal at the multi-sport event.

Team Ghana’s 4x100m relay team also set a national record to book a spot in the finals of the event while Joseph Paul Amoah ran the fastest 200m time of any Ghanaian athlete at the games.

In total, the government is spending $150,000 in bonuses for Team Ghana’s athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, President Akufo-Addo announced.

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