Commonwealth Games: Jessie Lartey gets first Ghana medal

Source: Ghana|Joy Sports
Date: 13th-april-2018 Time:  7:55:36 am

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Finally, there’s a medal for Ghana at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia and it came from a likely source.

Jessie Lartey picked bronze in the 64kg light welterweight division despite his controversial defeat to Canada’s Thomas Blumenfeld at the Oxenford Studios. Per the judges' score, Lartey lost all five rounds – 30-27, 29-28; 30-27, 30-21,30-27.

However, Lartey’s performance in the division ties him at third place together with England’s Luke McCormack who lost to Namibian Jonas Jonas in the second semifinal bout.

With two days to go, Lartey’s win means Team Ghana has equalled its best record of clinching bronze medal at Glasgow Games in 2014.

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