Member of the National Weightlifting Team, Richmond Osarfo is Ghana’s sole representative at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championship in Tokyo, Japan.
The competition began at the Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo on June 15, 2017 and expected to end on June 23, 2017.
It would serve as a preparatory platform for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games qualifier to be held in Gold Coast, Australia in September this year.
Osarfo who was recently adjudged the Sports writers Association of Ghana’s (SWAG) Discovery of the Year would be joined by the Head Coach of the Black Cranes, Dr Kyle Pierce.
Dr Pierce would represent Ghana as the leader and coach as well represent the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF) in the IWF Congress to be held on the sidelines of the championship.
Ghana’s sole competitor would feature in 94kg body weight category. He is expected to snatch and jerk 145kg and 170kg respectively.
He was one of the Crane’s athletes at the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Championship in Penang, Malaysia where he won a bronze and silver medal.
GWF wishes Richmond Osarfo the very best as he has started the competition on a good note and hopes to lift the flag of Ghana high just as he did in Malaysia last year.