Nartey wins gold in Mauritius

11 November 2013

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey has captured the second World Cup gold of his career, winning his class at the African Open in Mauritius.

The Ghanaian London 2012 Olympian beat fighters from Gabon and Poland en route to the final of the under-73kg class.

He rounded off his campaign with victory over Ireland’s Caoimhin Thompson in the final.

“After four years switching between silvers and bronzes, I finally won by second World Cup gold,” he said.

In 2009 Emmanuel struck gold in the World Cup at Apia in Samoa.

Emmanuel made a piece of history at London 2012, becoming the first Ghanaian judo player to compete at an Olympic Games.

He recently donated two copies of his book, My Olympics Dreams, to the athletes’ lounge at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.

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