Nartey dedicates medal to his late father

22 April 2013

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey dedicated his first African Championships medal to the memory of his father, who died 10 years ago.

The Ghanaian London 2012 Olympian won bronze in the under-73kg class at the championships in Maputo, Mozambique.

“It was emotional week for me, but I got there in the end,” he said, who won his medal on Friday, the day after his 30th birthday.

Nartey won his opening two preliminary round contests before losing to Tunisia’s Ragheb Karchoud. But he fought back strongly, winning his next three bouts, including a victory over Gabon’s Terrence Junior Kouamba Poutoukou in the battle for bronze.

Nartey made a piece of history at London 2012 when he became the first Ghanaian judo player to compete at an Olympic Games.

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