Athletics

Ghanaian athletes stumble in IAAF Continental Cup

Ghana's Nadia Eke recorded a new personal best jump in Marrakech

Ghana’s Nadia Eke, Mary Zuta Nartey and Robert Martey failed to win medals for Team Africa as they could not finish in the high places of their respective events at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco. Nadia Eke finished 7th in the finals of the Women’s triple jump event held on Saturday 13th September with a jump of 13.28 ...

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IPC will allow Pistorius to compete at Rio Paralympics

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Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games if he is not in jail, the International Paralympic Committee has revealed. The South African, 27, was found guilty of culpable homicide on Friday after the judge ruled he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake. Sentencing will take place on 13 October, but Pistorius could compete at Rio if ...

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“I can learn from IAAF Continental Cup”- Nadia Eke

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African triple jump silver medalist Nadia Eke says her expectations were “above and beyond” met at the African Championships, and is now looking forward to learn from other experienced competitors at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco. Nadia, 21, who was making her second appearance for Ghana after the Commonwealth Games, belied her age by producing the performance ...

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3 Ghanaians to represent Africa at IAAF Continental Cup

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Three Ghanaian athletes have qualified to represent Africa at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco on September 13 and 14. The athletes were selected following their stellar performances at the just ended 19th African Athletics Championships in Morocco, where Team Ghana won its biggest medal haul since 2006. [contextly_sidebar id=”deM3mLQMReWXKfixOSvuKnxroPD8nKq0″]The country’s young athletics contingent won a total of six ...

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Farah denies ‘fix’ with Kigen after Great North Run win

Mo Farah celebrates in customary style after winning the Great North Run Photo: PA

Mo Farah was forced to deny suggestions that his training partner Mike Kigen allowed him to win the Great North Run after becoming the first British man to triumph in the race for 29 years. The double Olympic, world and European champion edged out his Kenyan training partner, who shares the same management company, by barely a metre as both ...

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“Participate for your country, not for money”-Prez tells sportsmen

President Mahama with Martha Bissah at the Flagstaff House

President John Dramani Mahama has called on sportsmen to place more importance on their countries rather than the accompanying monetary rewards. He said representing one’s country on the global stage should be the greatest motivation for any athlete and that should be enough to drive the athlete to success in his or her field. He was speaking at the Flagstaff ...

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“Experience helped Bissah win gold in China”- GOC Boss

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The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Professor Francis Dodoo has said that experience from competition was behind Martha Bissah’s gold medal feat in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Bissah won the Women’s 800m in a time of 2.04.90 seconds to give Ghana her first Olympic gold medal of any kind and Prof. Dodoo explained that exposure ...

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17-year old Martha Bissah wins gold at World Youth Olympics

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Martha Bissah has won gold at the  Youth Olympics in Nanjing,China. The 17 year old ran a lifetime best of 2:04.90 in a race that featured a stupendous final 200m strait as the highlight. Ahead of the race, Ethiopia’s Negeri Hawi Alem was the hot favourite but came second to the teenager from the Aduman Senior High School. Bissah has had ...

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Jamaica’s Nesta Carter wins 100m in Stockholm

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Jamaican Nesta Carter broke the 10-second barrier to claim victory in the men’s 100 metres at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Stockholm. Carter sprinted to victory in a season’s best time of 9.96 seconds in a race that saw American Michael Rodgers disqualified on Thursday. Rodgers, “leader of the season’s rankings in the 100m sprint,” was punished for a ...

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