Ghana won its first medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Scotland today. Razak defeated Neuso Sigauque of Mozambique to win the bronze medal in the men’s 60kg at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Abugri was defeated by South Africa’s Daniel Le Grange in the quarter final but he got a chance to contest for a medal when he won against Brandon George of Wales in the repechage contest. The repechage was to allow losers in the previous round to have a chance of qualifying. The gold medal was won by England’s Ashley McKenzie after he defeated Navjot Chana of India in the final. In the other weight classes, Ghana’s Alex Amoako lost his Round of 32 66kg preliminary round to Cyprus’ Andreas Krassas
Swimmers Kwaku Addo and Abeiku Jackson won the first and second in respectively in their 50m butterfly heats. Kweku Addo finished with a time of 27:80 seconds and Abeiku Jackson finished with a time of 27:21 seconds. This is their first major international event. Other African countries that made gains on the first day of the competition was South Africa and Nigeria.
Good start for Ghana !