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.
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.
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