You are here
Home > Africa > GHANA’S JANET AMPONSAH WINS HER FIRST EVER MEDAL AT THE AFRICAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP

GHANA’S JANET AMPONSAH WINS HER FIRST EVER MEDAL AT THE AFRICAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP

Ghana’s short distance runner, Janet Amponsah has won a silver medal after finishing second behind Ivorian Marie Josee Ta Lou in the women’s 100m final at the ongoing African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria.

Amponsah ,who claimed Ghana’s first medal, finished with a time of 11.54 secs, behind Ta Lou  who clocked 11.15 secs. It was not much of a surprise as the Ghanaian Sprinter came behind her Ivorian opponent in the heats.

Asaba 2018: Janet Amponsah wins silver in women’s 100m

Although Janet has previously appeared at the event in 2012, 2014 and 2016   but happened to win her maiden medal at this year event.

Amponsah was injured by a cameraman in the lead up to her race as she was testing the starting blocks.

She was pulled aside asked to pull out of the race for immediate medical attention but she insisted on running before eventually getting treatment for a cut across her chest.

Hor Halutie, who also represented Ghana just missed out on a medal, finishing 4th with a time of 11.61 secs behind Nigeria’s Joy Udo- Gabriel.

Asaba 2018: Hor Halutie narrowly misses out on a medal

Final standings for women’s 100m (secs) final:

Lou Gonezie Marie Ta Lou (CIV) 11.15
Janet Amponsah (GHA) 11.54
Udo-Gabriel Joy (NGR) 11.58
Halutie Hor (GHA) 11.64
Ntia-Obong Mercy (NGR) 11.69
Tebogo Mamatu (RSA) 11.73
Sebele Tsaone (BOT) 11.83
Gina Bass (GAM) 11.85)

High jumper, Abigail Kwarteng, the number 2 ranked female high jumper in Africa, is another medical hopeful for Ghana. She competes on Friday.

 

 

Credit : Citinews

Leave a Reply

Top
%d bloggers like this: