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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Ghana Records First Lose at the London Olympics

Ghana's Judoka, Emmanuel Nartey
Emmanuel Nartey, Ghana's Judo medal hopeful, lost out (3:0) to two-time World Championship silver medalist, Dex Elmont from the Netherlands on Monday at ExCel Arena.

Judoka, Nartey rescinded his decision Sunday night to go into the fight after an earlier threat of withdrawal from the competition as a result of unpaid camping allowances.

The experienced Dutch opponent was fouled on more than two occasions by his Ghanaian opponent.  

Dex Elmont's father, Ricardo is a former judoka himself, who represented Suriname at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. His older brother Guillaume is also competing on the highest level in judo.

Story by 
Tony Bebli, Joy Sports

1 comment:

  1. Better next time? :p But that's a very good result!!!