Athletics

Safo-Antwi, Acheampong declare readiness for 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Sprinters: Sean Safo-Antwi and Gemma Acheampong

Ghanaian sprinters Sean Safo Antwi and Gemma Acheampong are raring to go at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Safo-Antwi who made the final of the men’s 60metre event (at the just-ended IAAF Indoor Athletics Championships) finishing in seventh place took to his social media handles yesterday to reveal that he has been selected to represent Team Ghana ...

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GAA pleased with Safo-Antwi performance at Indoor Champs

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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 ...

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IAAF World Indoor Championships: Flings Owusu Agyapong 7th in women 60m heat

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Ghana’s Flings Owusu-Agyapong finished 7th in the penultimate heat of the women’s 60m event in the ongoing World Indoor Athletics Championships. She ran a time of 7:49 seconds; 0.31 seconds behind Tatjana Pinto of Germany, Remona Burchell of Jamaica and Ewa Swodoba of Poland who finished first, second and third respectively. Ghana’s other representative, Sean Safo-Antwi, will run in the ...

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Two Ghanaian Athletes to compete at 2018 IAAF World Indoors

Flings Owusu-Agyapong (left), Sean Safo Antwi (right)

Two Ghanaian athletes will compete at the 17th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, UK from 1st to 4th March. Sprinters Flings Owusu-Agyapong (60m) and Sean Safo-Antwi (60m) booked their tickets last year for the World Indoor Championships. Flings, 29, will be representing Ghana for the third time at the World Indoor championships having last competed at the 2012 and 2015 ...

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Hor Halutie: The making of Ghana’s next sprint queen

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Citi Sports’ Fentuo Tahiru has been following the Ghana Athletics Association’s Circuit Championships and he puts down his thoughts on Hor Halutie and her amazing journey up the Ghanaian sprint ladder. At around 11am, the blazing sun inside the Cape Coast Stadium was approaching the epicenter. And while fans in the stands were insouciant about the unforgivable blazing rays, thanks ...

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Usain Bolt joins celeb football match at Old Trafford

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The eight-time Olympic gold medallist will captain a team of celebrities and footballers for the Soccer Aid match on 10 June. “It’s my dream to make it as a professional footballer. To play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable,” the Jamaican sprinter said. Robbie Williams will captain rivals England for the Unicef match. Usain has ...

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GAA Circuit: Hor Halutie steals the show in record-breaking championships

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Sprinters Hor Halutie, Duncan Agyemang and Sarfo Ansah, all set new championship records  as the Ghana Athletics Association’s second circuit of the year came to a close at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The championship, held after Sekondi a month ago, served as the last opportunity for locally based athletes to qualify for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia in ...

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Christian Coleman breaks 20-year-old 60m indoor world record

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World 100m silver medalist Christian Coleman broke the 20-year-old 60m indoor world record when he clocked 6.34 seconds at the US Indoor Championships in New Mexico. His mark beat the previous record of 6.39 set twice by fellow American Maurice Greene, in 1998 and 2001. Coleman’s time is pending ratification by world governing body, the IAAF. The 21-year-old clocked 6.37 ...

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