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AFRICA-. Ghana’s International Taekwondo Star and world number 12, Africa’s’ number 6 in the under 87kg category is getting ready for another Grand prix in China, August 2014, also won a bronze medal at the African championship taekwondo was done in Tunisia this week.

In preparation for the tournament, David Adjetey participated in the just ended Taekwondo Championship in Colombia which took place from the 4th to 6th of April 2013. He did extremely well and however missed the Gold medal by a thin line to take Silver over well acclaimed Countries as Mexico, Egypt, Colombia, Chile and USA, and participe in African Championships in this month.

In an interview with the coach of the US based Ghanaian star, Master Augustine Torkornoo, David has been training very actively over the last one year with his ultimate in placing among the first 5 top ranked athletes in the world and reaching the Olympics and placing honourably for Ghana. In his last few competitions, he has improved from match to match, tournament to tournament and is ready to make a mark at Tunisia again.

The President of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation acknowledges the challenges in acquiring sponsorship for such great players and other potentials around and expressed fear that if Corporate Ghana does not come to the aid of such performing athletes, we will soon have no representation internationally and that will not be desirable for Ghana.

David has self-sponsored most of the tournaments attended all over the world. He also expresses thanks to his Sports Psychologist Vince Minner and the American Fork Physical Therapy, an organization that has believed and stood by him all this while.

The Sports Fraternity of Ghana wishes David all the best at the African Championship and hope we bear the flag of Ghana at the highest.

“The Olympic Dream is close for David”, say coach from Ghana.


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Carlos Hernández