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13th African Games: Ghana Makes an Impressive Run, Egypt Tops Medal List

The host country, Ghana, placed 6th, with their best-ever impressive medal haul of 69 since the games' inception in 1965. The arm-wrestling sport delivered 41 medals for Ghana - eight gold, 19 silver, and 14 bronze medals.

The 13th African Games, Accra 2023 came to an end over the weekend with the Egyptians leaving the competition with the highest number of medals – 197, followed by Ghanaian rivals, Nigeria, who managed to secure 121 medals.

The host country, Ghana, placed 6th, with their best-ever impressive medal haul of 69 since the games’ inception in 1965. The arm-wrestling sport delivered 41 medals for Ghana – eight gold, 19 silver, and 14 bronze medals.

Egypt, who are the next hosts of the African Games, won 103 gold, 47 silver, and 42 bronze medals, while Nigeria finished second on the medal table with 121 medals.

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Most of Egypt’s medals came from swimming, arm wrestling, and table tennis, while Nigeria was largely competitive across various sporting disciplines.

South Africa placed third with 106 medals, while Algeria clinched fourth place with 115 medals. Tunisia was fifth with 88 medals.

Boxing, which happens to be one of Ghana’s strongest sporting disciplines, delivered seven medals, including four gold medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medals.

It was double gold for Ghana in men’s and women’s football competitions, while track and field events in athletics also delivered six medals.

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Some sports disciplines, including weightlifting (3), taekwondo (3), swimming (2), hockey (2), and volleyball (1), delivered medals for Ghana.

Other countries including Kenya (37 medals), Morocco (35 medals), Cameroon (30 medals), and Senegal (29 medals) respectively complete the top 10 teams on the medal table.

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