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13th African Games: Ghana records highest medal haul in history

13th African Games: Ghana records highest medal haul in history

Africa News, Ghana News, Sports
Ghana has recorded her largest medal haul in the history of the African Games at the 13th edition of the event that ended in Accra at the weekend. Accra 2023 marked the first time Ghana was hosting the Games, hauling 68 medals- 19 gold, 29 silver and 20 bronze- the largest in the nation's history. This marks the nation’s most successful participation since the Games’ inception in 1965, surpassing its previous best of 27 medals attained during the 1973 Games in Lagos, Nigeria. With the nation waiting for success to begin the celebrations, Winnifred Ntumi delivered the first medal in weightlifting to kick off Ghana’s historic haul. Ghana’s most popular sport, football made history with both male and female teams winning gold at stake in their respective categories over three...
Rose Yeboah in pole position to qualify for Paris 2024 Olympics by virtue of African Games feat

Rose Yeboah in pole position to qualify for Paris 2024 Olympics by virtue of African Games feat

Africa News, Ghana News, Sports
Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah, the Ghanaian high jumper who won gold at the just-ended African Games, is in pole position to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. With three months to the start of the quadrennial affair, Ghanaians have been worried that no athlete has yet qualified in any sport. Indeed, one of the main hopes of the African Games being hosted in Ghana was the fact that home support could spur some of the nation’s athletes to clock times, distances and heights that could propel them to Paris. With the African Games ending on Saturday, Joy Sports' analysis of the Olympic criteria suggests that, barring seismic circumstances, the 22-year-old should be there. The calculationAccording to the Olympic Games criteria, 32 athletes are eligible to participate in the women’s hig...
Photos from athletics competition at 13th African Games

Photos from athletics competition at 13th African Games

Africa News, Ghana News, Sports
The 13th African Games once again showcased an impressive demonstration of talent from athletes representing their respective countries. Prior to the ongoing sporting events held across the various cities in Ghana, the University of Ghana Sports Stadium hosted an exhilarating athletics competition that captivated audiences and supporters. The games commenced in the early hours of Monday, March 18, 2024, and continued into the evening, featuring events such as the 100m heat, 400m heat, 800m, 4x400m relay, 1500m, 100m hurdles, high jump and discus. Myjoyonlines' photojournalist, David Andoh was present at the event and captured these remarkable photos. ...

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