The Finals of the 2020 edition of Ghana Strongest which took place on 16th August 2020 at Tegbi, near Keta in the Volta Region saw competition favourite Ahmed Boakye claim all the bragging rights as well as a brand new Hyundai car after defeating all opposition to claim victory.
The Kumasi-based athlete claimed 96 points to beat competition from Prosper Dakora, Mustapha Arhin and Godfred Akolbila to be champion. “It’s been a tough game for me, I have suffered a lot but now everybody including my mother is happy for me,” Boakye said after claiming victory.
Young Prosper Dakora who was participating in the finals for the first time placed second.
Here are the results from the finals of Ghana’s Strongest
3,000 Kg Weight Truck Pull
1st– Godfred Akobila -30secs, 2nd Mustapha Arhin -35.89secs, 3rd Ahmed Boakye -40.85secs, 4th Prosper Dakora -41secs.
250 Kg Squats
1st Ahmed Boakye – 17 reps in 50.31secs, 2nd Godfred Akobila -13 reps in 43. 32secs, 3rd Prosper Dakora -7 reps in 30.1secs, Mustapha Arhin 4th – 6 reps in 22.1secs.
GHACEM 80 Kg Stone Toss (2mins)
1st Ahmed Boakye- 9 tosses in 1min 55secs, 2nd Godfred Akobila – 9 tosses in 1min 53secs, 3rd Prosper Dakora – 3 tosses in 17secs, 4th Mustapha Arhin – 2 tosses in 1min 20secs.
Fingal Fingers Pole (2mins)
1st Ahmed Boakye – 7 in 1min.56secs, 2nd Godfred Akobila -7 in 2mins, 3rd Prosper Dakora – 6 in 1min.41secs, 4th Mustapha Arhin – 3 in 1min 10secs.
Sack In The Pond Race (2mins)
1st Ahmed Boakye –2 rounds in 1min 33secs, 2nd Prosper Dakora – 2 rounds in 1min 37.8secs, 3rd Mustapha Arhin- 1 round in 1min 20secs, 4th Godfred Akobila – Fell and Dropped sack.
And here are the final standings:
4th Godfred Akobila-4,000GHC
3rd Mustapha Arhin-6,000GHC
2nd Prosper Dakora-8,000GHC
1st Ahmed Boakye-5,000GHC plus Hyundai Car and title belt
Ghana’s Strongest was sponsored by GHACEM, Promasidor Ghana Ltd, Ernest Ointment, Day by Day Cosmetics and Holy Trinity Spa and Health Farm.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com