Black Cranes’ Richmond Osarfo to participate in IWF Junior World Championship

Thursday 15th June , 2017 4:14 pm

Member of the National Weightlifting Team, Richmond Osarfo, will be Ghana’s sole representative for the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championship in Tokyo, Japan.

The competition would be held at the Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo from June 15, 2017 to June 23, 2017.

It would also serve as a preparatory platform for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Gams qualifier which would also be held in Gold Coast, Australia in September this year.

Osarfo who was recently adjudged the Sports writers Association of Ghana’s (SWAG) Discovery of the Year would be joined by the Head Coach of the Black Cranes, Dr Kyle Pierce.

Dr Pierce would also represent Ghana as the leader and coach as well represent the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF) in the IWF Congress to be held on the sidelines of the championship.

Ghana’s sole competitor would feature in 94kg body weight category. He is expected to snatch and jerk 145kg and 170kg respectively.

He was one of the Crane’s athletes at the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Championship in Penang, Malaysia where he won a bronze and silver medal.

GWF wishes Richmond Osarfo the very best of luck and prays he raises the flag of Ghana high just as he did in Malaysia last year.




Source: Ghana Weightlifting Federation