GAA pleased with Safo-Antwi performance at Indoor Champs

Monday 5th March , 2018 5:11 pm
(Image credit: Getty Images)
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The Ghana Athletics Association has commended Sean Safo-Antwi’s efforts in the just-ended IAAF Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham, England.

Safo-Antwi made the final of the men’s 60m event but finished 7th in a race won by American, Christian Coleman.

The competition was the second major one for Safo-Antwi since he decided to switch his nationality from Great Britain. The Rio 2016 Games was his first outing for Ghana.

GAA Spokesperson, Erasmus Kwaw, told Citi Sports on Monday that the athlete has put in a lot of work and getting to the final was ample proof.

“It was an amazing from Sean Safo-Antwi and for those who have followed him, his making the final would not have been a surprise. His potential has always been there. Last year, he won the Glasgow Grand Prix event.

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PHOTO FINISH: Photograph of the athletes at the finish line of the men’s 60m event at the World Indoor Championships. Safo Antwi is in the yellow kit. (Image credit: IAAF)

His time with Ghana has been a mixed bag. He went to the Rio Games but he did not do as well as he wanted. He recovered from that, ran well but was ruled out of the World Championships due to injury.

He came back and has done a lot of good work. He run a time of 6.59 in the semis of the indoor championships, Of course, the final was a tough ask because of the quality in the race.

However, overall, it was a massive achievement from Sean.”

Safo-Antwi and Flings Owusu-Agyapong represented Ghana in the World Indoor Championships.

 

 

 

By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana