Alice Annum: Honour the nation’s sports heroes

Madam Annum (middle) with some officials of Women In Sports Association (WISA)

Madam Annum (middle) with some officials of Women In Sports Association (WISA)

Madam Alice Annum, one time sprint queen of Africa, has appealed to the government of Ghana to consider honouring personalities who have competed for the nation at international sport events.

The Olympian who represented Ghana at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972 said, sports heroes like herself, Hannah Afriyie, late Rose Hart, Okoe Addy and others should be honoured and celebrated to encourage the youth.

Madam Annum, who is based in Washington, United States of America (USA), made the call on her visit to Ghana for a short holiday.

According to her, athletics has made her what she is today and expressed appreciation for the platform she was given to perform.

Madam Annum, who is blessed with three children, urged parents to identify the talents of their kids and groom them to become super stars.

The former athlete in the course of the visit was scheduled to meet the Minister of Youth & Sports, Mr Isaac Asiamah, Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) president, Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah and other dignitaries before going back.

She ruled the continent and her Personal Best time in the 200 metres was 22.89 seconds, achieved at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. –GNA

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