Ghana grabs 3 medals at World Combat Ju Jutsu championship

Ghana won three medals at her maiden participation at the just ended Combat Ju Jutsu World Championship in Kiev, Ukraine.

All three Ghanaian athletes excelled by winning medals in their respective weight categories.

Isaac Dowuona set the team on a winning note by winning silver in the lightweight division.

He was followed by the team’s captain, Abdul Malik Adjei who grabbed third place bronze in the bantamweight category; followed by Ishmael Lantei Lamptey who won bronze in the welterweight division.

A fourth athlete, Solomon Donne Ametepey, missed his action in middleweight with injury.

Ghana was one of three African countries – Uganda and Egypt – to take part in the championship.

The three-day event attracted 32 countries including France, Turkey, UAE, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and Germany with competition in adults 18+, juniors 16-17 years and cadets 12-15 years divisions.

Mr Evans Bernie-Johnson, Executive Director, Professional Combat Sports Association of Ghana (PROCSAG) who led the team said the future of Combat Ju Jutsu sport in Ghana was very bright.

He said the Combat Ju Jutsu President has pledged to partner to organise Africa and world championships in Ghana.

 “We need government support to be able to organise and develop the sports and be in all the regions of Ghana with the hope of representing the country in other international events,” said Mr. Bernie Johnson.

The team is expected to arrive in the country on Friday.

BY TIMES SPORT REPORTER

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