Other Sports of Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Source: Sammy Heywood Okine

SWAG Sports Personality nominee qualifies ...

... for 2014 Youth Olympics

Juliana Arkoh, one of the three nominees for the 2013 Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Sports Personality of the year has broken new grounds after qualifying for the upcoming 2014 Youth Olympics Games scheduled for China.

The Accra Polytechnic student put up a splendid show towards her qualification to the Youth Olympics in China in August.

Arkoh lifted Snatch 62, Clean & Jerk 78 making a total of 140 kg in the African qualifier in Tunis last Saturday to grab one of Africa’s tickets to the Olympic Games reserved for athletes under the age of 18.

Arkoh’s compatriot, Christian Amoah could not make it for the 77kg men competition after only finishing 5th in the 13-man battlefield in Tunisia on Sunday.

Arkoh won eight medals at the African championships last year in Morocco and her exploits enabled the Sports Writers Association of Ghana to see her power and fame.

She is expected to compete for Ghana at this year’s Commonwealth Games slated for Glasgow, Scotland between July and August 2014

Juliana Arkoh is competing for the SWAG Sports Personality of the year with Black Stars coach Dr. Kwesi Appiah and captain Asamoah Gyan.

She has also been nominated for the 2013 Best weightlifter of the year.