Kubi emerges as Ghana’s fastest athlete

Ex-President Rawlings poses with some of the winning athletes  after the tournament

Ex-President Rawlings poses with some of the winning athletes after the tournament

EMMANUEL Kubi has cemented his status as one of the fastest athletes in the country after putting up an amazing performance to win the Accra edition of the ongoing Surfline Ghana’s Fastest Human held at the Elwak Sports Stadium on Saturday.

The Ashanti Region representative has dominated the 100meters event in the country recently and proved his worth once again in the seniors category of the event.

Appiah beat stiff competition from Opoku Agyemang, also from the Ashanti region, and Aryee Desmond from the Greater Accra region who settled for the second and third positions respectively.

Beatrice Gyaman from the Greater Accra region also maintained her feat as the best in the women’s event as she retained her title as the fastest woman for the third consecutive time.

She was followed by Happy Abruyah from the Ashanti region and Aba Amengu Sam from the Western region for the second and third positions in that order.

In other events,Ashanti region proved their dominance as all the winners in that U-10 category(both boys and girls) came from the region.

Doris Afriyie was the winner of the Girls U-10 event while Oforiwa Berlinda and Sharidan Adjeiwa Ansia settled for the second and third positions.

The Boys U-10 event was won by Nuru Shaik Osman and followed by John Darko for the second position while Yaw Buadu came third.

Emmanuel Appeu from the Greater Accra region also displayed some great potential to win the Boys U-13 event. He was followed by Isaac Adams also from Greater Accra for the second position while Isaac Arthur, from Ashanti region, settled for the third position.

There was fireworks in the U-18 girls event as Boakye Mary from Ashanti region emerged as winner after receiving some tough competition from Ernestina Ayi from the Greater Accra region,who came second. Amadu Hawa also from Greater Accra followed closely for the third position.

While Asante Banabas from Greater Accra was too tough to handle in the boys U-18 event as he won with some amazing sprinting skills. Odei Mark from the Central region came second while Ronald Kumi Yeboah from Brong Ahafo region was third.

Guest of Honour at the event,Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings tasked the young athletes to work hard in order to become future champions.

“The standards of athletics in the country has fallen over the years and there is the need for the upcoming athletes to work very hard to ensure they raise the standards of the sport”, he stated.

He added that Ghana in the past was famous in athletics, especially short distance races, but the level has gone down drastically and stakeholders need to get involved to raise the sport to a better level.

By Michael D. Abayateye

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