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Ghanaian weightlifter Winnifred Ntumi wins gold and two silvers at 2023 African Games

Ghanaian weightlifter, Winnifred Ntumi has secured her first medals at the ongoing African Games in Accra for Ghana, claiming a gold and two silvers in the women’s 49-kilogramme category.

Ntumi, 21, emerged victorious with a pair of silver medals in the 49-kilogramme Snatch and the 49-kilogramme Clean and Jerk categories, along with a gold in the overall 49kg category for the host nation in the event held at the GCB Hall at the University of Ghana, Legon.

In the Snatch category, Ntumi’s performance of 63 secured her second place behind Mauritius’ Sheridane Pasnin (64), who clinched gold. She outperformed Madagascar’s Ny Hasina Andrimitantsoa Zo Lalainarinirina (60) and Tunisia’s Tasnim Ben Wada (59), who claimed third and fourth place respectively.

Tunisia’s Wada claimed gold in the Clean & Jerk with a lift of 81, ahead of Ntumi (81), while Zo Lalain (80) and Pasnin (75) secured third and fourth place.