Athletics

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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YOUTH OLYMPICS 2014: Ghana’s results so far

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SWIMMING Ghana’s Kweku Addo came 8th in the Men’s 50m freestyle in a time of 25.66 on Tuesday. The heat was won by China’s Yu Hexin in 22.79 seconds. Ophelia Swayne came fourth in the women’s 50m Butterfly Heat 1 in a time of 29.51 seconds. BEACH VOLLEYBALL In Beach Volleyball, Esther Essumang and Douduwa Essel Doris lost to Mongellos ...

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Marakech 2014: GOC boss praises GH athletes’ performances

GOC boss, Professor Francis Dodoo

The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Professor Francis Dodoo has hailed the efforts of Team Ghana’s athletes at the just-ended African Athletics Championships in Marakech, Morrocco. Ghana won six medals in the competition ( in Decathlon, Women’s 4x100m, Men’s 4x100m relay, Women’s Javelin throw, Women’s Triple Jump, Heptathlon) to equal its highest haul at the championships since the 2006 ...

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Daniele Meucci claims European Champs marathon gold

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Italy’s Daniele Meucci claimed a European Championships gold medal at the third time of asking with victory in the men’s marathon in Zurich. Meucci, who won bronze in 2010 and silver in 2012 in the 10,000metres, demonstrated that he made the right decision to move on to the roads with a stunning performance. The 28-year-old’s victory came in only his ...

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