Deborah Acquah wins silver in women’s Long Jump at African Games

Deborah Acquah who dropped the baton in the women’s 4x100m finals on Wednesday after being brought in as a last minute substitute, has won silver in her favored event, Long Jump, leaping to a 6.37m finish on her second attempt at the ongoing African Games in Morocco.

Acquah, who has been battling a back injury since last year, shook off the disappointments of the events of Wednesday evening to add to the country’s medal haul.

Ghana now has 12 medals overall after 11 days of competition in Rabat, Morocco.

Earlier in the day, spirinter Joseph Paul Amoah pulled out of the men’s 200m semi finals despite qualifying from his heats with a 4th place finish in 21.20s.

Having run 5 races in the space of 3 days, Amoah reported fatigue and to avoid injury, decided not to compete again, according to the Ghana Athletics Association.

The 22 year old Copping State University student anchored the men’s 4x100m team to Gold on Wednesday night, a befitting compensation for missing out on a medal in the individual 100m event.

Elsewhere, all 3 Ghanaian sprinters missed out on the finals of the 200m. Grace Obour (24.08s) finished 5th in her semi finals; Edwin Gadayi (20.92s) came 4th in his semi finals and Martin Owusu Antwi m(20.97s) a 3rd place finish in his semi finals.

Source: peacefmonline.com

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