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IAAF Continental Cup: 3 Ghanaian athletes qualify to represent Africa

posted 11 Sep, 14 • Category: News • Comments: 0
Three Ghanaian athletes have qualified to represent to represent Africa at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco on September 13 and 14.

Three Ghanaian athletes have qualified to represent to represent Africa at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco on September 13 and 14.



Three Ghanaian athletes have qualified to represent to represent Africa at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco on September 13 and 14.

The athletes were selected following their stellar performances at the just ended 19th African Athletics Championships in Morocco, where Team Ghana won its biggest medal haul since 2006.

The trio will be competing as part of Africa’s team at the continental show piece event which features others teams from Oceania, the rest of America (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association and Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo), and the rest of Europe.

This comes after the country’s young athletics contingent won a total of six medals, consisting of four silver and two bronze medals, the highest by a Ghanaian team at the African Championships since 2006.

Among the top performers were Mary Zuta Nartey, Nadia Eke, and Robert Martey who were subsequently selected for the second edition of the IAAF Continental Cup.

Debutant Nadia Eke broke new grounds after setting a new national outdoor record in the triple jump and a personal best of 13.40m as she won silver in Marrakech.

Mary Zuta Nartey erased memories of her 4th place finish at the last African Championships, throwing a personal best of 52.57m (PB) to win silver in the javelin throw.

While long jumper Robert Martey is set to continue his stellar season after making the cut for the continental showpiece after coming fourth in the long jump event.

GAA President Prof. Francis Dodoo commented: “It’s fantastic to see Ghanaians back on the Africa team, and to have three of them is a treat.”

“I can’t remember when we last had that many. I wish them all the best, and the entire country is behind them.”

Ghanaian athletes selected to represent Africa:
Mary Zuta Nartey (javelin), Nadia Eke (Triple Jump) and Robert Martey (Long Jump).

Source: Ghana Athletics Association (GAA)

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