Lady with Chemistry PhD to represent Ghana in boxing at the Olympics

Lady with Chemistry PhD to represent Ghana in boxing at the Olympics

- Omelia Sathoud, a Ghanaian lady with PhD in Chemistry, is part of Ghana's Black Bombers boxing squad taking part at the 2020 Olympic Games

- The passionate boxer, who started fighting in 2014, teaches in the US

- Omelia says the greatest challenge in fighting for Ghana has been the lack of proper training equipment

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A Ghanaian lady by the name of Omelia Sathoud - who has a PhD in Chemistry - is set to represent Ghana at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

In a video interview, the passionate athlete reveals that she teaches chemistry at an American high school and does the boxing at the same time.

Reports indicate that Omelia is a member of the Black Bombers team and she is expected to qualify for the Olympic Games.

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Watch the video interview below:

According to Omelia, she grew up in Ghana and Congo but has spent most of her adult life in America.

Omelia indicates that when she started boxing, she watched the Olympic games and wanted to take part in the sports show.

She thought of which country to represent and decided that though she lives in the United States, it would be better to represent an African country.

Omelia makes it clear that she was torn between Congo and Ghana as she hails from both countries.

She added that Ghana became her ultimate choice because she wants to get female boxing on the map.

When asked about some of the challenges she has been facing in the Ghana camp she pointed to a lack of basic equipment and also a serious lack of support from the authorities.

According to Omelia, the team is expected to produce top results for the country but they have little to no equipment or support.

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She urged stakeholders to provide what is needed to produce the best results.

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