Ghana’s Janet Amponsah says she is is excited at the chance to compete at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London 2017.
She will be running in the women’s 200m event after she made the qualifying time of 23.10 seconds in the United States last weekend.
Her time was the exact mark stated in the IAAF’s qualification standards for athletes hoping to be in London for the event.
“I am very excited at the fact that I have qualified. I just now need to remained focused and I need to train well for the championships.”
Amponsah is part of Ghana’s female relay team but she and her team-mates could not make it to the 2017 World Relay Championships in Bahamas which took place from April 22 to 23 due to financial challenges and that displeased her.
“I am very disappointed that we could not make it to the World Relay Championships. Our team is one of the best in the world and going would have helped us improve on our times as a team.
We hope that we will get support for subsequent events.”
Other Ghanaian athletes such Agnes Abu, Emmanuel Dasor, Abubabakar Mohammed, Flings Owusu Agyapong and Nadia Eke are hoping to qualify for the World Championships.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana