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Sports News of Saturday, 30 May 2015

Source: GNA

Ghana to participate in Commonwealth Youth Games

Ghana have presented four athletes to participate in the fifth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games fixed for 5-11 September in Apia, Samoa.

The competition is expected to draw participation from over a thousand young Commonwealth athletes aged between 14-18 in nine disciplines.

The four will join their counterparts across the globe to compete in Aquatics (Swimming), Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Lawn Bowls, Rugby Sevens, Squash, Tennis and Weightlifting.

Team Ghana’s Chef de Mission Rev. Richmond Quarcoo has said that “We are excited to be part of this great celebration. We see this competition as a good preparatory ground for our young athletes to gain much needed international exposure and also mix up with other cultures.

“For us at the Ghana Olympic Committee, this will be another great step following our success at the African Youth Games and the Youth Olympics last year where 800m runner Martha Bissah won Ghana’s first Olympic gold medal in any discipline at any level.”

The Chairman of the Organizing Committee, and Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Malielegaoi has said that, the entire small island community had all banded together to prepare to welcome and host Commonwealth athletes, officials, dignitaries, supporters and visitors in September.