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Popular Ghana Olympic Athletes

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List of popular Ghanaian Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from Ghana have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from Ghana who have competed in the Olympics. Ghana has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. The list you're viewing has a variety of athletes in it, like Ibrahim Dossey and Samuel Kumah.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Ghanaian Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest Ghanaian Olympian of all time?"
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  • Ahmed Saraku (born February 3, 1986) is a Ghanaian amateur boxer who won silver at the 2007 All-Africa Games at middleweight and qualified for the Olympics. Married to Ghanaian born Australian lady Sabina saraku...  more
    • Olympic Sport: Boxing
    • Olympic Country: Ghana
    • Date Of Birth: 1986-02-20
    • Nationality: Ghana
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Alexander Nyarko (born 15 October 1973) is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Ghana
    • Date Of Birth: 1973-10-15
    • Place Of Birth: Accra,Ghana,Africa,Accra Metropolis District,Earth
    • Nationality: Ghana
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 1992 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's football
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1992 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1992 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal
  • Anthony Mensah (born 31 October 1972 in Kumasi) was a Ghanaian football goalkeeper....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Ghana
    • Date Of Birth: 1972-10-31
    • Place Of Birth: Kumasi,Ghana,Kumasi Metropolitan District,Earth,Africa
    • Nationality: Ghana
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 1992 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's football
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1992 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1992 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal
  • Bastir Samir (born May 19, 1986) is a Ghanaian boxer who won silver in the welterweight division at the 2007 All-Africa Games. He qualified for the Olympics 2008 in the light-heavyweight division....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Boxing
    • Olympic Country: Ghana
    • Date Of Birth: 1986-05-19
    • Nationality: Ghana
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics