Quarshie Emmanuel Awuku came first in this year’s Tongu Strongest held at Unipetrol, Sogakope.
The powerlifting competition powered by JustLift Crew saw eight (8) strong men compete in an atmosphere of music for the enviable title of Tongu’s Strongest.
Quarshie Emmanuel recorded 190Kg in Bench press, 130Kg in the military shoulder press, and 280Kg in squats emerging as this year’s winner.
The rules of the sport, however, didn’t favor former champion Jah Bush who bitterly withdrew from the competition in its deciding moments.
This gave way to an unpredictable but impressive win for Quarshie Emmanuel.
The 26years old said he came prepared. He told GHwedey.com that he prepared for a weight of 310-320kg in Squat, 140kg in the military shoulder press and 210kg in the bench press.
As promised, this year’s competition was improved upon. With a medical screening and an upgraded award scheme, the second edition of Tongu’s Strongest will certainly be remembered for its new twist. The event ground was brimming with eager spectators.
Fans were thrilled by performances of Clipsy Win, Wolfman, Namba Line, and Awal of MTN hitmaker fame.
Merrymakers from Tongu and beyond numbering thousands stood their grounds throughout the event, although it ran deep into the night. They’re already asking for the next event!
Quarshie Emmanuel Awuku who won the competition received a motorbike, Kpodo Louis Etornam who came second place received a fridge, and Christopher Kumawu who came third received a 32-inch flat-screen TV.