Boxer S. Takyi was born in Ghana on December 23, 2000. At the 2020 Summer Olympics. He competed in the men’s featherweight division and defeated Ecuadorian Jean Caicedo in the first round.
After defeating Colombia’s David Avila Ceiber in the quarterfinal—a victory that awarded him a bronze medal—he went on to lose to American Duke Ragan in the semifinal match.
S. Takyi Secures Bronze, Winning Ghana’s First Olympic Medal Since 1992
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, S. Takyi won a bronze medal, although in the semi-final, he was defeated by the talented Team USA fighter Duke Ragan.
The first medal for Ghana in 29 years came from boxer S. Takyi at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. However, Duke Ragan of the United States ended Takyi’s epic Olympic odyssey in the semi-final.
With more than 30 million supporters, “The Golden Ring Warrior” has advanced from an unheralded selection to the Ghana team to the featherweight podium glory.
S. Takyi once again gave it his best in the ring and pushed Ragan, a more seasoned fighter, all the way, but ultimately fell short on a 4-1 split decision.
S. Takyi made a solid start, winning the opening round 3-2 by scoring on precise jabs and utilising his height advantage.
However, Ragan won the second round due to his technical superiority. He then took it up a notch early in the third round.
Scoring with a brutal left-right combo and preventing Takyi from connecting with his rangy blows by working inside.
Takyi returns to Ghana as a hero with a bronze medal, which is Ghana’s first medal in boxing since 1972 and their first in any sport since the football team won bronze at Barcelona ’92.
The judges scored rounds two and three 4-1, meaning Duke will box for the gold.
The first Olympic medal for a Ghanaian athlete in 29 years has been earned by S. Takyi, who won his Olympic quarterfinal to ensure himself a medal in Tokyo 2020.
In the quarterfinal, Takyi defeated the much more seasoned 32-year-old southpaw David Ceiber Avila of Colombia, winning two of the three rounds to excite the Ghanaian spectators.
On a historic day in the ring, similar celebrations were taking place all over Ghana.
And they might get louder now that S. Takyi has advanced to the semi-finals where he will compete against Ragan Duke of the USA.