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rlg Grand prix comes to an exciting climax

Ghana witnessed one of the most spectacular sporting event as the maiden grand prix dubbed ‘ the rlg Ghana grand prix came to a sprinting climax at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi last saturtday.

 

The event which drew many top- international athletes saw Ghana’s 4×100m men relay team won the hearts of many as the team’s impressive performance in Kumasi secured them a lane in the up-coming IAAF World Athletics Championship in Daegu.

 

The quartet made up of Aziz Zakari, Emmanuel Appiah –Kubi ,Tim Abeyie  and Ashaad Agyapong  picked up gold with a time of 38.93. Following in second place was an international team led by Jamaica’s Oshane Bailey and Terrell Wilks of the USA with a time of 39.66s,Burkina Faso came in third with 40.73s while the Nigeria team could not finish the race.

 

The women’s 4×100m team which comprises Vida Anim,Beatrice Gyaman ,Flings Owusu Agyapong and Rosina Amenebde also picked up gold with a time of 44.37s,Baukina placed second  with atime of 46.97.The international team,however  could not finish the race as they dropped their batton.

 

The men 100m race had the fans on the edge of their seats as America’s Terrel Wilkins sprinted off to an exciting finish with a time of 10.28 few seconds ahead of Jamaican Oshane Bailey who placed second with a time of 10.32,Egwero Ogbo-Oghene of Nigeria came in third in 10.42.Fourth went to Ghana’s Emmanuel  Appiah –Kubi.

 

The  100m womens event saw Tianna Madison pick gold with a time of 11.74s, followed by Ghana’s Beatrice Gyaman who picked silver with a time of 11.95 whiles Owusa Agyapong took bronze.

 

In the 200m event, Jamaica’s Oshane Bailey took gold with a time of 20.87silver went to America’s Terrel Wilks with 20.89s whiles Ghana’s Shepherd Agbeko took bronze with a time of 20.92.

 

The women’s 100m hurdles had America’s Nichole Denby pick gold with a 13.17,silver went to Nigeria’s Jessica Ohanaja with a time off 13.53 And Rosina Amenebede ran a personal best of 13.59.

 

In the men’s long jump, South Africa’s Manyonga picked gold with a jump of 8.08, Silver went to Ghana’s Ignasious Gaisah with a jump of 8.03 and bronze went to Americas 8.01.

 

In the women’s event, Comfort Onyanis from Nigeria had gold with a jump of 6.29 (0+2) followed closely by Ghana’s Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu 6.29(+0.6) bronze went to South Africa’s Janice Josephs of 6.29(+0.2)

 

 

 

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