AAG 2015: Ampomah grabs silver in javelin, Amponsah 4th in 200m

Friday 18th September , 2015 9:52 am
John Ampomah
John Ampomah

Ghana’s John Ampomah won silver in the men’s javelin final on Thursday in the ongoing All Africa Games in Congo.

Ampomah threw a distance of 82.94 m  to pick up second place behind Egypt’s Ihab El-Sayeb who recorded a distance of 85.37 m.

El-Sayeb finished second in the just-ended World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China.

Philmar van Rensburg of South Africa was third with a distance of 76.85m .

However, it was the only medal Ghana won on the day as the sprint events could not give Ghana the expected results.

The men’s 4 x 400m team came fifth in the finals with Kenya finishing first in a time of 3:00.34 which was a Games record.

Ghana recorded a time of 3: 05. 15.

Janet Amponsah finished 4th in the women’s 200m final. Cote d’Ivoire’s Maria-Josee Ta Lou won the race in a time of 22.57 seconds.

Ghana has won 18 medals so far in the competition.



By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana