Ghana’s team at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022 grabbed the stage with a vibrant entrance at the opening ceremony. The sportsmen arrived in a glamorous exhibition of dance and culture while dressed in their traditional kente attire.
The Ghanaian squad received the loudest cheers as the leader of the contingent raised the red, gold, green, and black flag in a video shared on social media.
Over a hundred athletes from Ghana are extensively participating in the games as they compete for gold against other Commonwealth countries.
The team’s arrival has been met with excitement by Ghana’s sole medallist from the competition four years ago in Gold Coast, who also pledged to win gold for her nation.
Tobi Amusan, the world’s best 100-meter hurdler, has revealed how her father almost put an end to her running career when she was a young child growing up in Nigeria.
Amusan broke a new global record after becoming the first Nigerian to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championship on Sunday. Amusan claimed in a BBC interview that her mother had to protect her from her father, who burned her training equipment when he learned that she skipped church to train.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games, also referred to as Birmingham 2022 or the XXII Commonwealth Games, are an international multi-sport competition for Commonwealth nations that will be held in Birmingham, England from July 28 through August 8, 2022.
After Manchester in 2002 and London in 1934, Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games in 2019, making it the eighth time that the United Kingdom will host the event after Cardiff in 1958, Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986, and Glasgow in 2014.
The West Midlands region will play host to 15 sites for Birmingham 2022, seven of which, including the athletics stadium and the marathon course, are in Birmingham. The National Exhibition Centre complex, which is part of the city’s outskirts in neighbouring Solihull, will host the Games at the NEC Arena in addition to its exhibition halls.