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GAA rates 2015 as a “successful year”

Wednesday 11th November , 2015 9:07 am
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The Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) has rated the 2015 season as successful for the nation.

Ghana took part in the All Africa Games and won 19 medals in that tournament but they failed to make it to the World Athletics Championships due to challenges in obtaining visas to China.

However, the Association believes that taking part in international events and organising some local events were high points in 2015.

“2015 has been very successful for us in terms of athletics. If you look at the All Africa Games, we recorded our highest ever medal haul (19) in the history of the competition.

On the individual level, we got 14 medals so we believe it was very good for us,” said Erasmus Kwaw,  an Executive Committee member of the Ghana Athletics Association.

Ghana’s athletics medal haul at the All Africa Games

Decathlon

 

Atsu Nyamadi (Silver)
Javelin Mary Zutah (Silver)

 

Para Sports- 800 m T54 Patrick Yaw Obeng (Silver)

 

4 x 100 m women’s Silver (Flings Owusu Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong, Beatrice Gyaman, Janet Amponsah)

 

Triple Jump Nadia Eke (Bronze)

 

Para Sports- 1500 m T54 Patrick Yaw Obeng (Silver)

 

Discuss Bronze (Julia Agawu)

 

Pole Vault Yamoah Jordan (Silver)

 

Javelin John Ampomah (Silver)

 

4 x 100 m Bronze (Gyasi Daniel, Afful Solomon, Dasor Emmanuel, Agbeko Shepard)

 

He went on: “In terms of events, we were able to organise Circuit Championships that took us all over the country and the Open Championships as well.

We even had qualifying events for athletes so they could get places on our team for the All Africa Games.

We look at these things and we believe that it was a good year for us.”

GAA has indicated that it will now plan for the 2016 season which will have the Rio Olympic Games as the main event.

 

 

By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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