Medalist from Togo only visited the country once

While it was exciting to see Togo win its first medal at an Olympic games, but Benjamin Boukpet who won the bronze medal in mens K1 slalom, has only been to the country once, when he was a child to see his grandmother.
Boukpet was born in France to a French mother and Togolese father. [...]

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Alexander Grimm won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a time of 171.70 seconds in the Men’s Slalom Kayak Single.
Fabien Lefevre of France won the silver medal. Benjamin Boukpeti of Togo led most of the way until the final run. He won a bronze medal for his effort and snapped his [...]