Ghana: Juliana Arkoh aims for gold… at the 2022 New Zealand Commonwealth Championships


Famous Ghanaian weightlifter Juliana Arkoh has set her sights on another gold spinning adventure at the 2022 Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in Auckland, New Zealand.

To be able to achieve the feat, the 24-year-old decided to embark on an intense two-week training regimen, hoping to get in shape and fit for the event. of a week.

In a chat with The Times Sports over the weekend, Ms Arkoh said she was always motivated to go the distance “every time I represent Ghana”.

“Seeing the flag of Ghana gives me extra adrenaline to play and make the nation proud, and I can only hope for the best when the time comes.”

Arkoh put in an outstanding performance to win four gold medals for Ghana at the 8th Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in Canada, 2019.

This incredible production was recognized last month by his church – the Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI), whose president, General Apostle George Yeboah, on behalf of the church, presented MsArkoh with a cash prize of 10 000 GH¢.

Gold medalist Akwapim-Abiriw is currently pursuing a degree program in Sociology at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The Auckland Commonwealth Championship is scheduled to be held from November 27 to December 4, 2022 at Eden Park, Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland 1024.

According to a statement from the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), the championship will be held under strict COVID-19 rules and regulations.

In addition, the Commonwealth Federation should follow the host country government’s Covid rules and regulations (New Zealand).

“All participants must follow the rules of IPF Covid precautions and the rules and regulations of the New Zealand government,” the statement added, stressing that “failure to do so will result in disqualification and exclusion from the championship”.


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