UK-based Ghanaian weightlifter, Forester Christopher Osei won a gold medal for Ghana at the 94kg category at the Commonwealth Senior Championship in Penang, Malaysia. This is Osei’s first ever medal for Ghana at any event and he did it in grand style.
Osei began the competition with much hope but failed in his first attempt. However, he redeemed himself in his second attempt and third respectively to pushed him to the top with 138kg in the snatch.
The clean and jerk saw a new Osei with power as he showed the rest of the world he had what it takes to win the gold medal by proving his prowess in this event.
He told peacefmonline.com’s Romeo Oduro who was at the event he was proud for team Ghana and himself for his fantastic achievements.
“I am very happy for wining this medal since it was the main purpose for coming to Malaysia and whoever supported us getting here, I really appreciate it,” he said.
“I am pleased with myself and with the team but sometimes we just have to focus on winning rather than personal interest,” he added.
Ghana will compete at the upcoming African championship later in the year in Egypt. Osei hopes to compete in this and win some more silverware. For now, Osei will be heading back to Crystal Palace National Sports Centre to continue training hard.
Congratulations Forester for winning November Athlete of the Month – now the Commonwealth Champion!