‘I had malaria and boil under my armpit’ – Joseph Commey on why he’s settling for silver medal

‘I had malaria and boil under my armpit’ – Joseph Commey on why he's settling for silver medal

Silver medalist at the 2022 Commonwealth Games Joseph Commey has opened up on why he pulled out from battling for gold regardless of meeting all requirements for the last.

The 19-year-old was one of Ghana’s most ideal chances at winning a gold decoration yet couldn’t challenge in that frame of mind of the featherweight division.

Commey had crushed New Zealand’s Alex Mukaka and India’s Mohamed Hussan Uddin in transit to the last, where he was booked to confront Northern Ireland’s John Gallagher.

Nonetheless, a couple of hours before the session, news arose that the Ghanaian was sick and had been proclaimed unsuitable to contend.

This constrained Commey to relinquish the last, thusly, agreeing to a silver decoration while Gallagher left with the gold.

Making sense of the occasions of that day, the young person said he experienced intestinal sickness and furthermore had a bubble under his armpit, which implied he was unable to contend.

“I was going to the finals when I was hit with the ailment. I had both jungle fever and a bubble under my armpit,” he said, as cited by Ghanaweb.

Anything might have occurred assuming I had battled, so we give brilliance to God no matter what. Perhaps next time I could win gold or perhaps the Olympics games I could win gold.”

In the mean time, Ghana won five decorations at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham which finished on Monday, August 8, 2022.

Boxing conveyed Ghana’s initial three awards at the Games, with Abraham Mensah and Commey winning silver decorations, while Abdul Wahid Omar won bronze.

In games, Joseph Paul Amoah scooped bronze after stunningly completing third in the last of the 200m occasion with a period of 20.49s.

This takes the nation’s all out pull at the Commonwealth Games to 62 awards starting from the origin of the Games in 1954.



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