Ghana’s boxer Jessie Lartey has won the country’s first medal in the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Lartey who is at his third Commonwealth Games claimed bronze despite losing his semi-finals boxing bout to Canada’s Thomas Blumenfeld.
The Ghanaian lost via unanimous decision to the Canadian in the Men’s lightweifht middleweight clash Friday. He told the media after the fight he was cheated as he thought he fought well to win.
Lartey who promised to go for the ultimate gold appealed to sports officials in Ghana to invest in sports and allow sportsmen to engage in international friendly games. He also called on Ghana officials to take part in international competitions.
The Black Bombers of Ghana presented a total of seven boxers for the competition and it was only Lartey who got to the medal zone
Last four years in Glasgow, Wahid Omar also won bronze in boxing, but the medal hopeful lost his first fight and that demoralized the Bombers, but coach Ofori Asare did much to work on the boys to fight hard to make their nation proud and not to return to Ghana with no medal.