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Janet Amponsah joyous over place in World Championships

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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 ...

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Freshman Martha Bissah Named NSU Athlete of the Year

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Former Youth Olympic gold medallist Martha Bissah has been named Norfolk State University’s Female Athlete of the Year at the athletics department’s end-of-year awards ceremony on Monday. Martha Bissah is the first freshman to be named one of NSU’s top athletes since bowler Thea Aspiras in 2011. A freshman from Accra, Ghana, Bissah burst onto the scene with a memorable freshman ...

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IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017: Cheptai leads unprecedented top-six sweep for Kenya –

rene Cheptai wins the senior women's race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 (Roger Sedres) © Copyright

Capping an unprecedented display of team dominance, Irene Chepet Cheptai led a mighty Kenyan women’s squad to the first-ever top-six sweep at a World Cross Country Championships. Cheptai, who arrived in the Ugandan capital undefeated this cross country season, broke from teammates Alice Aprot and Lilian Kasait Rengeruk in the final kilometre to reach the line in 31:57 over the ...

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Safo-Antwi, Owusu-Agyapong excel at AIT Grand Prix

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Ghana’s Sean Safo-Antwi and Flings Owusu-Agyapong claimed podium places at the just-ended AIT Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Ireland. The indoor event was held on February 15 and it featured athletes from the world over who competed in several track disciplines. Safo-Antwi set a season record in the men’s indoor 60m of 6.56 seconds as he won the final of ...

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GAA National Circuit Opens At Tamale Stadium

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Following the christening of the domestic track and field season by the athletics segment of the Mini-GUSA Games, the Ghana Athletics Association will officially open its season, with the first leg of the National Circuit Championship at the Tamale Sports stadium on Saturday, 18th February, 2017. Three other legs of the Circuit Championship will be hosted in Accra on 18th ...

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Russia to remain suspended for World Athletics Championships

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency has been under investigation by Wada since last year (Image credit: Getty Images)

Russia will miss this summer’s World Championships after athletics’ governing body voted to extend their suspension from international competition for state-sponsored doping. However, some Russians may be able to compete under a neutral banner, if they can satisfy testing criteria. Russia was suspended by the IAAF in November 2015, meaning athletes missed the Rio Olympics last year. The country is ...

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Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson up for IAAF Awards

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Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson both made the shortlists for the IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year awards on Wednesday after cleaning up the sprint golds at the Rio Olympics. Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana made the shortlist in recognition of her stunning 10,000 metres victory in Rio. Bolt, a five-time former winner of the award, became the first ...

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US sprinter Tyson Gay’s daughter, 15, shot dead in Kentucky

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Ms Gay was hit during an exchange of fire between two cars

Former world champion sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15-year-old daughter has been killed in a shooting in the US state of Kentucky, police say. Police in Lexington said Trinity Gay was hit in the neck during an exchange of fire between two vehicles in a restaurant car park. She was taken to hospital where she later died, local media reported. Mr Gay, ...

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Jessica Ennis-Hill: Great Britain heptathlete retires from athletics

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Jessica Ennis-Hill, who won heptathlon gold for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, has retired from athletics. The 30-year-old had hinted at retirement after winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics in August. In a post on social media, Ennis-Hill – also a double world champion – said it was “one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to ...

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