Ghana’s Abraham Mensah has secured Ghana’s third medal after making it to the semi-final in the boxing event at the 2022 Birmingham games.
Mensah saw off Sri Lanka’s Rukmal Prasanna and came away with a victory in the quarter-finals of the Bantamweight division. Ghana’s Abraham Mensah has secured Ghana’s third medal after making it to the semi-final in the boxing event at the 2022 Birmingham games.
The 18-year-old is guaranteed at least a bronze medal after reaching the semi-finals.
Mensah won after recording a 3-1 split decision victory over Rukmal Prassana of Sri Lanka in their quarter-final clash in the bantamweight division at the NEC Hall.
Mensah won the first two rounds but lost the third round to earn a deserved victory which earned him a place in the semi-final and an automatic medal.
He joins Joseph Commey and Abdul Wahib Omar as Ghana’s medalists at the 2022 Commonwealth Games so far.
The semi-final bouts will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
Abraham Mensah takes on Owain Harris-Allan of Wales in the Bantamweight division at 2:15 pm Ghana time, Abdul Wahib Omar faces Louis Richarno of Mauritius in the light Welterweight division at 3:15 pm and Joseph Commey’s bout against a yet-to-be-named opponent this evening.
Meanwhile Female high jumpers, Abigail Kwarteng and Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah have qualified for the final of the Women’s High Jump at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Abigail was the best performer in women’s qualifying B and qualified for the final despite not clearing the automatic qualifying height of 1.90meters at the Alexander Stadium. Rose on the other hand recorded a season-best jump of 1:81meters to make the semis of the competition.
The duo are expected to compete in the Women’s High Jump final on Saturday.
In Athletics, Alex Amankwa will compete in the 800m final after qualifying with a time of 1:43:56 seconds
The qualification to the final remains an improvement following Amankwa’s disqualification at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the USA in July.
Amankwa will be looking forward to winning a medal for Ghana on Sunday when he runs in the final.