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17-year-old Ntumy grabs first medal for Ghana 2019 African Games

By William Ezah, GNA Special Correspondent,
Rabat Morocco

Rabat, Aug. 25, GNA – Ghana grabbed her
first medal at the 2019 African Games in Morocco on Sunday, when 17 year old
Winifred Ntumy won three bronze medals in Weightlifting, at the Nahda Indoor
Sports Center in Rabat.

Ntumy, picked the bronze medals in both
Clean and Jerk and Snatch as well as the overall bronze medalist in the women
45kg division, with a total score 126.

The 17-year-old West Africa Senior High
School (WASS) graduate, goes into the records, as the first Ghanaian to win
medal at the continental competition.

Ntumy, competed in the 45 kg category
weighing 44.90kg and surpassed her Clean and Jerk of 67 kg at the African
Championships, with a lift of 69 kg today at a much lighter body weight and
made all six lifts successfully.

Prior to the African Games, Ntumy competed
in the 2018 Africa Youth and Junior Championship in Cairo, Egypt as well as
2019 Seniors Weightlifting Championship in Cairo, Egypt.

Rosina Randafiason of Madagascar was the
proud of the gold medal with a total score of 156, having picked medals in both
Clean and Jerk as well as Snatch.

She was followed by Stella Peter who had
silver with a total score of 138.

GNA

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