Ghana national javelin record holder John Ampomah has undergone a successful surgery in Finland.
Ampomah posted a photo on his Facebook account announcing the news while throwing his weight behind his colleagues, who will be competing at the IAAF World Championships in London from 4-13 August, 2017. He wrote:
“It’s been a long day and I had a successful surgery. I’m grateful to everyone who supported me. Now, it’s time relax and cheer for Team Ghana! #SpeakLife #Iwillcomebackstronger #recovery #Javelinthrow.
John is on record to have won the Liquid Sports Ghana Male Athlete of the Year a record two-times.
Ampomah won silver at the 2016 CAA Championships in Durban, South Africa. The Ghanaian throwing sensation produced a personal best 83.09m to extend the then national record (82.94m) and qualify for the Olympics in early July, 2016.
The former Middle Tennessee State University graduate placed a respectable 19th in his first appearance at the Olympics Games in Rio 2016 after throwing 80.39m.
While not disclosing the type of injury the necessitated the surgery, his right shoulder appeared heavily strapped.
We wish him speedy recovery!!