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Ghanaian 800m runner Alex Amankwah smashed Kennedy Osei’s 20 year old national 800m indoor record

Ghanaian 800m runner Alex Amankwah smashed Kennedy Osei’s 20 year old national 800m indoor record

27 January 2015
Ghanaian 800m runner Alex Amankwah smashed Kennedy Osei’s 20 year old national 800m indoor record.

Ghanaian 800m runner Alex Amankwah smashed Kennedy Osei’s 20 year old national 800m indoor record after running a World Leading 1:46.86 on Saturday 24th January at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee.

The previous national indoor best had been 1:47.24, set by Kennedy Osei at a meet in Birmingham, United Kingdom on 25th February, 1995.

The University of Alabama junior, who won with a comfortable personal best followed by Leslie, Cory in 1:47.63 and Jacopo Lahbi in 1:48.28, also broke his school’s 11-year old 800m record in the process.

He was born in Ghana on 2nd March, 1992, before emigrating to the USA with his parents Erick Amankwah and Dorothy Nyarko in later years.

The 22 year old has been on the Ghana Athletics Association’s radar for a while now and, received consideration for the 2014 Commonwealth Games/African Championship selection for the 4x400m relay team, after just missing the GAA’s 800m qualifying standard.

Like many other national athletes, he will be looking forward to meeting the Ghana Athletics Association’s selection criteria for the 2015 All Africa Games and the World Championships in Beijing when the outdoor season begins.

His performance comes only a week after another national athlete Flings Owusu-Agyapong posted a world leading 7.18 in the 60m at the Gotham Cup in New York.



Men’s 800 Meters Results

PL


Athlete


Yr.


Team


Final


HPL
1 Amankwah, Alex JR Alabama 1:46.86F 1(1)
2 Leslie, Cory Furman Elite 1:47.63F 1(2)
3 Lahbi, Jacopo SO Alabama 1:48.28F 1(3)



Below is the latest Ghana athletics rankings as at 24th January:

Women:

55m

Janet Amponsah 6.95s 16-Jan Personal Best/2nd Ranked in the World

Doreen Agyei 7.24s 06-Dec



60m

Flings Owusu-Agyapong 7.18s 16-Jan =National Record/World Leader

Janet Amponsah 7.41s 24-Jan Personal Best

Gemma Acheampong 7.49s 06-Dec Personal Best

Shekara Boakye 7.49s 16-Jan Personal Best

Akua Obeng-Akrofi 7.60s 24-Jan Personal Best

Hand Time:

Akua Obeng-Akrofi 7.3s 05-Dec



200m

Janet Amponsah 24.01s 24-Jan

Gemma Acheampong 24.71s 23-Jan

Akua Obeng-Akrofi 25.06s 24-Jan Personal Best

Doreen Agyei 25.09s 06-Dec Personal Best

Shekara Boakye 25.18s 09-Jan Personal Best

Lynette Akai 25. 69s 25-Jan



300m

Gemma Acheampong 39.50s 16-Jan Personal Best



400m

Ama Larbi 57.56s 10-Jan

Bless Dupeh 58.54s 09-Jan

Elizabeth Dadzie 59.07s 04-Dec



500m

Stephanie Aidoo 1.17.28s 16-Jan Personal Best

Bless Dupeh 1.17.63s 09-Jan Personal Best



600m

Bless Dupeh 1.39.63s 04-Dec Personal Best





3000m

Lydia Mato 10.49.31s 09-Jan



5000m

Lydia Mato 17.14.40s 16-Jan Personal Best



60mh

Elizabeth Dadzie 8.59s 24-Jan Personal Best



High Jump

Elizabeth Dadzie 1.55m 06-Dec



Long Jump

Nadia Eke 5.81m 16-Jan Personal Best



Triple Jump



Shot Putt

Obeng Marfo 14.20m 17-Jan Personal Best

Claudia Ababio 13.91m 24-Jan Personal Best





Weight Throw

Claudia Ababio 16.20m 10-Jan Personal Best

Obeng Marfo 16.02m 17-Jan Personal Best



MEN

60m

Allah Laryea Akrong 6.74s 09-Jan

Carrington Akosa 6.89s 24-Jan Personal Best

Solomon Afful 6.89s 24-Jan Personal Best

Emmanuel Dasor 6.92s 17-Jan

Shadrack Adu-Gyamfi 6.95s 09-Jan



200m

Emmanuel Dasor 21.36s 24-Jan Personal Best

Carrington Akosa 22.11s 05-Jan Personal Best

Daniel Gyasi 22.11s 24-Jan Personal Best

Solomon Afful 22.41s 24-Jan Personal Best

Shadrack Adu-Gyamfi 22.59s 09-Jan



400m

Emmanuel Dasor 47.29s 17-Jan Personal Best

Daniel Gyasi 48.40s 24-Jan



600 y

Daniel Gyasi 1.12.48s 17-Jan



600m

Emmanuel Dasor 1.22.24s 04-Dec



800m

Alex Amankwah 1.46.86m 24-Jan =National Record/World Leader

1000m



60mh

Yakubu Ibrahim 8.11s 06-Dec

Atsu Nyamadi 8.41s 04-Dec



Pole Vault

Jordan Yamoah 4.70m 16-Jan

Atsu Nyamadi 3.50m 06-Dec



High Jump

Atsu Nyamadi 1.89m 04-Dec



Long Jump

Atsu Nyamadi 7.17m 04-Dec Personal Best



Triple Jump

Nana Owusu-Nyantekyi 15.34m 07-Dec

Atsu Nyamadi 15.04m 06-Dec Personal Best

Michael Bruce 14.63m 24-Jan Personal Best



Shot Putt

Atsu Nyamadi 14.20m 09-Jan Personal Best

John Ampomah 14.13m 09-Jan Personal Best

Source: Ghana Athletics Association (GAA)

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