With a total of 96 points amassed in the final held at the Elli Beach Resort in Tegbi near Keta in the Volta Region, Ahmed Boakye became the winner of this year’s Ghana’s Strongest reality show.
The Kumasi-based athlete beat competition from Prosper Dakora, Mustapha Arhin and Godfred Akolbila to be champion, taking over from Victor Ampofo.
“It’s been a tough game for me,” he said in Twi after winning the bragging rights on Sunday, August 16.
“I have suffered a lot but now everybody including my mother is happy for me.”
Ironically, Boakye came last in the very first event of the day – the Truck Pull.
That got him only 16 points but his resilience showed in the remaining events as he amassed a total of fourscore points to emerge triumphant.
With his 17 repetitions in the 250-kilogramme squats, the eventual winner opened a wide gap between him and the other three contenders.
Prosper Dakora, who is challenging for the title just the second time, came second despite a knock during the Stone Toss event.
Though he was stretchered off, he came back to complete the final event.
He walked away with GH¢8,000 plus souvenirs from sponsors.
Third came a consistent finalist – Mustapha Arhin – who walked away with GH¢6,000 and souvenirs from sponsors.
Godfred Akolbila, who could not complete his events, came fourth, walking away with GH¢4,000.
Ahmed Boakye will be a proud owner of the car plus a cash of GH¢5,000.
There were performances from popular local artiste Jah Phinga and multiple award-wining hiplife artiste Edem.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana