Tokyo Olympics: Ghanaians are all over the world, paving way for other Africans and representing other countries. Some have been winning and here’s a list of five Ghanaians competing for other countries at the Tokyo Olympics:
Tamyra Mensah-Stock is an american of Ghanaian decent. She became the first black woman to win an Olympics medal in the wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics on the 3rd August 2021. Tamyra Mensah-Stock won the gold in the women’s freestyle 68 wrestling final after defeating Nigerian’s Blessing Oborududu 4-1
The Ghanaian athlete failed to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio bu was confident she would in the 2020 ones.
The athlete lost her father last year and said she wished he would’ve have been present at her event. The star added that her father, ”would’ve been the loudest one here. he would be so proud. He would be so happy. He’s from Ghana too… he was like enemies with Nigeria so it’s kind of poetic I had to wrestle a Nigerian in the finals.
Musah Kojo is an athlete who competes internationally for Denmark. He represented his country at the 2021 European Indoor Championships and finished eight in the final.
Musah Kojo, born 15th April 1996, has a Ghanaian Father and a danish mother.
He has won events like: the men’s 100m in the Karlstad GP 2021 and the mens’ 100m race 1 in the Kladno Hazi A Kladenske Memorialy 2021. He compete in 100m, 200m, 60m, 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay.
Lucas Ansah Peprah (born 16th January 2000) is an athlete competing nationally for Germany. He has wins in the men’s 4x100m relay in the European Team Championships 2021 and the mens’ 4x200m relay in the World Relay Championship 2021.
Lucas Ansah-Peprah took up the sport in 206. He now often competes in the 100m, 200m, 4×100, relay and the 4x200m relay.
Owen Ansah is a 21 year old who has been in fine form in the last year and he competes for Germany.
He competes in the 4x100m race.
Bismark Boateng is a Canadian track and field athlete specialising in spring events. Like most Africans in the diaspora, Boateng moved to Canada when he was 14 for better opportunities and lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Unlike the other two Boateng brothers we know, Bismark followed on the path to track and field, switching from soccer, when he watched the 2012 Canadian Olympics trials. he then soon stared running competitively the next year in 2013.
His first major competition was the 2015 Summer Univeriade, here he finished 11th in the 100m and 10th in the 4×100 relay.
July saw Bismark named Canada’s 2020 Olympic team in the men’s 100 m and the 4×100 relay.