June 26, 2019

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CAA U18 and U20: Ghana wins first medals at athletics championships

CAA U18 and U20: Ghana wins first medals at athletics championships

Team Ghana has picked up its first medals at the ongoing CAA U-18 and U-20 athletics championships in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah won gold in the women’s high jump in the U-20 category with a height of 1.83 meters.

The 19 year old University of Cape Coast student improves on the 1.75 meter height she cleared at the the University of Ghana –GAA Open championships held in Legon two weeks ago.

Elsewhere, Grace Obour won bronze in the women’s 400 meters in the U-18 category, with a time of 52.59 seconds to give team Ghana two medals in the games so far.

Grace Obour (middle) collects her gold medal during the Ecowas U20 Championships in 2018

The TI Amass student has shown steady improvement since finishing 2nd behind Rafiatu Nuhu in the 2018 Ashanti Regional Super Zonals in March 2018.

Two months later in May, she had her revenge at the ECOWAS U-20 championships held in Cape Coast, cruising to a gold medal finish with a time of 54.60s.

At the 2019 Ashanti Regional Super Zonals, Obour was the star of the championships, winning the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m events. The SuZo ended on the Friday and she then made a 9 hour overnight trip to Tamale for the GAA U-18 trials where she won the 200 and 400m events on the Saturday.

The CAA -18 bronze medal will certainly cap off what has been a great year for the 17 year old, just 4 months into 2019.

Elsewhere, Fuseini Ibrahim finished 8th in the men’s U18 100m final with a time of 11.00sec.

Patricia Adu Acquah finished 6th in the women’s 400m finals with a time of 55.51sec while Moumouni Assibi came 5th in the women’s 3000m events with a time of 10:13.66sec.

Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo/citinewsroom.com/Ghana

 

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