Patricia Kyeremaa was honoured for her African Para-taekwondo gold ©GNA

Ghana’s African Para-taekwondo gold medallist Patricia Kyeremaa has been honoured by the Ghana Taekwondo Federation and the Maxi-Lane Taekwondo Academy (MLTA) for her efforts in promoting the sport.

"Your gold medal honours at the 2022 African Para-taekwondo Niamey in Niger is the first of its kind since taekwondo became a national sport in Ghana in 1980," the citation read.

"It is a record-setting achievement. You are also further on record as the first Ghanaian athlete to participate in a Grand Prix in Paris.

"It is through sheer arduous work, dedication and passion for your sport and art that you have accomplished these feats and brought great honour to our nation.

"The Ghana Taekwondo Federation and the people of Ghana are most proud of you, Ayikoo ei”, the award continued.

Kyeremaa won gold in the women’s 65kg division at the African Para Taekwondo Championships held in Niamey, Niger in February.

In September she reached the quarter finals of the World Para Taekwondo Grand Prix event in Paris.

Kyeremaa is ranked number one in Africa and is number 11 in the world rankings in the K44 classification.

She was presented with a glass trophy in a ceremony at the Korea Sport Complex in Tema.

Away from taekwondo, she works as a beautician in Techiman in the Bono East Region of Ghana.