The MTN SWAG Awards, organized by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana, which seeks to recognise and appreciate athletes for a job well done in the year under review has named weightlifters Winifred Ntumi and Christian Amoah athletes of the year in their federation.
The SWAG Awards, whose headline sponsor is MTN, is the longest-reigning award scheme in Ghana.
An innovation by SWAG to properly celebrate individual athletes, SWAG through a special presentation has honoured deserving athletes for their tremendous performance in 2019.
Captain of the Black Cranes Christian Amoah, decorated with the 2019 SWAG Weightlifter of the Year won eight medals in the year under review -2019.
Amoah grabbed three Gold medals in the Africa Weightlifting Junior Championships in Uganda, three Bronze medals in the African Games in Morocco and two Bronze medals in the Africa Weightlifting Championships in Egypt, putting him above his colleagues and worthy of the title.
The ever cheerful and unassuming Winnifred Ntumi beat all to be crowned 2019 SWAG Female Weightlifter of the Year.
Miss Ntumi won a bronze medal at the 2019 African Weightlifting Championship, competing in the 49 kg category.
She later won three Bronze medals in the 2019 Africa Games in Morocco in the women’s 45kg category and for competing in the women’s 45 kg category.
A total of seven medals, and certificates from various international competitions in the year made Miss Ntumi beat all female weightlifters to the award.
The 45th edition of the MTN SWAG awards will be held at the SWISS Spirit Alisa Hotel on October 10, 2020, with strict compliance to the COVID-19 protocols. –SWAG