Ghana wins 19 medals at four-nation Junior Athletics Championship in Abidjan

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Ghana wins 19 medals at four-nation Junior Athletics Championship in Abidjan

Ghana's youth athletics team demonstrated remarkable prowess at the recently concluded four-Nation Junior Athletics Championships held at the Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire, securing a total of 19 medals.

The Ghanaian contingent, comprising talented young athletes, clinched a staggering 12 gold, five silver, and two bronze medals, cementing their status as one of the standout teams in the competition.

Among the standout performers was Prince Yaw Gyasi Adu, who soared to victory in the men's U-18 High Jump event, securing a gold medal for Ghana. Similarly, Gloria Amoh showcased her skills by claiming gold in the women's U-18 Long Jump event.

Ghana's dominance extended to the track events, with the team clinching gold medals in both the men's and women's U-20 4X100m relays. The women's quartet, comprising Lois Owusu Asantewaa, Naseera Afuah Quansah, Abdulai Sakina, and Christiana Amanda Yeboah, set the track ablaze with an impressive time of 48.56 seconds, securing first place. Meanwhile, the men's quartet, consisting of Joseph Andoh Kwofie, Francis Liberty Fantivie, Isaac Sarfo, and Abubakar Hamza, stormed to victory with a swift time of 41.89 seconds.

Naseera Quansah emerged as a budding sprint star, clinching victory in the women's 200m finals of the U-20 event with a remarkable time of 24.51 seconds.

In the women's U-18 400m finals, Aisha Ibrahim and Latifa Haruna showcased their mettle, with Ibrahim clinching first place in a time of 56.43 seconds, while Haruna secured the third position with a time of 1:00.01.

The men's U-20 100m finals witnessed Joseph Andoh Kwofie and Sarfo Isaac showcasing their speed prowess, with Kwofie clinching the top spot in a time of 10.69 seconds, followed by Sarfo Isaac in third place with a time of 10.83 seconds.

The outstanding performance of Ghana's youth athletics team not only brought glory to the nation but also highlighted the immense talent and potential within the country's budding athletes, promising a bright future for Ghanaian athletics on the global stage.

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