Rio 2016 Olympics: Omar loses 3-0 to Melian in bantamweight first round

Thursday 11th August , 2016 10:50 pm

Ghana’s Abdul Wahid Omar lost in three rounds to Argentina’s Alberto Melian in the men’s 56kg bantamweight boxing event.

The Ghanaian was the nation’s only representative in the event and he was hoping to progress into the next round of the competition after swimmers, Kaya Forson and Abeiku Jackson failed to do so in their event and Szandra Dzogedi was eliminated in the first round of the women’s 63kg judo event.

However, Omar was unable to defeat Melian.

Melian won 29-28 in each of the three rounds to clinch passage into the next round where he will face Mhamdi Bilel of Tunisia on Sunday.




By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana