The first of the year’s Ghana Athletics Association Circuit Championship was held yesterday at the Sekondi Sports Stadium with a number of shockers as newbie Faustina Amoah displayed a scintillating performance to beat defending champion Rafiatu Nuhu in the Women 400m final.
Faustina Amoah, based in the Western Region finished with a time of 55.49secs to topple Rafiatu who broke down in tears after surrendering her status. Rafiatu, whose personal best time was 53.53 secs in the championship last year was dethroned in the race she run 56.16secs.
As usual Margaret Simpson took charge of the Women’s Javelin with an impressive throw. The 3-time Africa Athletics championship gold medalist won the Women’s Javelin division with an impressive throw of 50.30 metres.
” i dont know oooo” she said, ”me i just came here to play with the kids” she concluded.
In the Men’s 400m, Duncan Agyemang, a student of the University of Cape Coast emerged the winner in the final with a time of 47.27secs, Duncan shocked all to emerge the new winner of the 400m event despite not being the overwhelming favourite before the start of the event.
Malik Yakubu losing his 10,000m Championship status to Kwame Adjei a magnificent race. Defending Champion Malik Yakubu revealed he was habouring an injury after losing his title in the 10,000m race at the ongoing Ghana Athletics Association Circuit Championship in Sekondi.
18 year old Kwame Adjei beat the favourite Yakubu to first place, crossing the finish line in 31minutes:46.19 while Malik Yakubu finished in second place in 31minutes: 46.30.
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