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“Success, not per diem, is our focus in Rio”- John Ampomah


Ghanaian javelin thrower and captain of team Ghana at the Rio Games, John Ampomah, has said that his and his team-mates are not focused on money but rather on doing well in their respective events. His comments follow certain media reports that the athletes are complaining of the non-payment of their per diems since their arrival in Rio. Ampomah says ...

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Rio Olympic Games: Flings Owusu-Agyapong named Ghana’s flag bearer


Sprinter Flings Owusu-Agyapong, will carry the Ghana flag during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games which starts on Friday, August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 27-year-old sprinter qualified for the games in April. She will lead the team together with javelin thrower John Ampomah who has been named team’s captain. Owusu-Agyapong, like the other 15 members ...

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Ampomah & Amponsah named Liquid Sports Ghana-Ethiopian Airlines Athletes of the Year

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Ghana javelin record holder John Ampomah and national sprint queen Janet Amponsah have been crowned male and female Liquid Sports Ghana-Ethiopian Airlines Athletes of the Year 2015 respectively. Both athletes excelled during 2015; John Ampomah in the javelin and Janet in the 100m/200m events. Ampomah became the first Ghanaian athlete to throw beyond 80m after throwing a spectacular 81.55m in ...

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AAG 2015: Ampomah grabs silver in javelin, Amponsah 4th in 200m

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Ghana’s John Ampomah won silver in the men’s javelin final on Thursday in the ongoing All Africa Games in Congo. Ampomah threw a distance of 82.94 m  to pick up second place behind Egypt’s Ihab El-Sayeb who recorded a distance of 85.37 m. El-Sayeb finished second in the just-ended World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China. Philmar van Rensburg of South ...

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John Ampomah: Who says athletics is dead?


Record breaking Ghanaian athlete John Ampomah has expressed shock at the notion that Athletics in Ghana is dead. The United States based javelin thrower has had a memorable year after he managed to attain a personal best time of 81.55m.He has also repeatedly broken a number of his own records and is gradually carving a space for himself in the ...

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