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Alex Amankwah qualifies for 2015 World Champs

posted 23 Apr, 15 • Category: News • Comments: 0
Alex Amankwah (Alabama) ran a personal best 1.45.9 in the 800m to rank #9 in the world, and become Ghana’s first world championship qualifier of 2015.

Alex Amankwah (Alabama) ran a personal best 1.45.9 in the 800m to rank #9 in the world, and become Ghana’s first world championship qualifier of 2015.

4th April 2015 GAA Rankings:

Alex Amankwah (Alabama) ran a personal best 1.45.9 in the 800m to rank #9 in the world, and become Ghana’s first world championship qualifier of 2015.

The Alabama based athlete served notice of his intent this season when he ran 1.46.86 (NR) to set a new national indoor record and a world indoor lead on 24 January.
After breaking Kennedy Osei’s national indoor ranking, his first 2015 outdoor race puts him within eight-tenths of ONE second outside Kennedy’s 21 year old national outdoor record.

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.

He 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.

Elsewhere, sprint queen Janet Amponsah ran a winded assisted 23.27s on Saturday (windy, though)…Gemma Acheampong ran a personal best 11.56s and then came back with a 24.22s 200m. She was in the same heat as Doreen Adjie who ended up in 11.93s.

John Ampomah broke his national javelin record by half a meter on Friday (76.50m). Ampomah’s new personal best replaces the previous mark of 75.99m, which he set at the CAA African Championships in August, 2015 where he placed 5th overall.

It was very remarkable that all of Ampomah’s six throws on the day would have won the competition.

Other decent performances this weekend: Agnes Abu ran 4.31.00 in the 1500m; Nadia Eke leapt 13.22m in the triple, Jordan Yamoah returning nicely at 5.10m in the pole vault…very, very decent first weekend in April

*** World Championship Qualifier

** African Games A standard

* African Games B standard


Gemma Acheampong 11.56s* 04-Apr Personal Best

Suzie Acolatse 11.65s* 14-Mar

Janet Amponsah 11.67s* 27-Mar

Doreen Agyei 11.93s 04-Apr

Akua Obeng-Akrofi 11.99s 03-Apr

Stefania Gyamfi 12.03s 04-Apr Personal Best

Shekara Boakye 12.17s 03-Apr

Janet Mensah 12.19s 27-Feb

Latifa Ali 12.38s 27-Feb

Happy Abruyah 12.38s 14-Mar

Jennifer Ntiamoah 12.46s 27-Feb

Felicia Frimpong 12.54s 14-Mar


Janet Amponsah 11.12s (5.1 m/s) 28-Mar

Shekara Boakye 11.97s (2.4 m/s) 28-Mar


Janet Amponsah 23.40s* 07-Mar

Akua Obeng-Akrofi 24.05s 07-Mar

Gemma Acheampong 24.22s 04-Apr

Suzie Acolatse 24.24s 28-Mar

Stephanie Aidoo 24.30s 12-Mar Personal Best

Doreen Agyei 24.44s 04-Apr

Stefania Gyamfi 24.68s 04-Apr

Juanita Mainoo 24.72s 03-Apr Personal Best

Shekara Boakye 24.84s 21-Feb

Lynette Akai 24.99s 27-Feb

Kate Agyeman 25.14s 14-Mar


Janet Amponsah 23.27s (3.7 m/s) 04-Apr

Gemma Acheampong 24.14s (2.1 m/s) 21-Mar

Lynette Akai 24.73s (3.1 m/s) 04-Apr


Lynette Akai 55.84s 26-Feb

Stephanie Aidoo 56.20s 13-Feb

Salome Agyei 57.21s 14-Mar

Ama Larbi 57.56s 10-Jan

Bless Dupeh 57.56s 21-Mar Personal Best

Vida Ayiglo 58.17s 27-Feb Personal Best


Agnes Abu 2.10.66m 03-Apr

Salome Agyei 2.16.88m 27-Feb

Helen Maasutuo 2.16.94m 27-Feb Personal Best

Vivian Fosuaah 2.18.29m 27-Feb Personal Best


Agnes Abu 4.31.00m 03-Apr Personal Best

Sakat Lariba 4.38.96m 14-Mar Personal Best

Helena Maasotuo 4.43.66m 14-Mar Personal Best

One Mile

Lydia Mato 5.03.35m 07-Mar


Lydia Mato 10.10.73m 06-Mar

Elizabeth Azuure 10.16.67m 14-Mar Personal Best

Charlotte Fordjour 10.25.58m 14-Mar Personal Best

Mariama Yakubu 10.36.48m 27-Feb Personal Best


Lydia Mato 17.00.64m 20-Mar Personal Best


Elizabeth Dadzie 14.05s* 28-Mar Personal Best


Ama Larbi 59.64s 03-Apr

High Jump

Regina Yeboah 1.60m 14-Mar

Ellen Botwe 1.60m 14-Mar Personal Best

Elizabeth Dadzie 1.59m 28-Mar

Long Jump

Elizabeth Dadzie 6.05m 20-Feb

Ebony Owusu-Sampah 5.90m 06-Feb, 07-March

Nadia Eke 5.85m 28-Feb

Felicia Frimpong 5.76m 27-Feb Personal Best

Latifa Ali 5.60m 14-Mar Personal Best

Ellen Botwe 5.49m 27-Feb Personal Best

Triple Jump

Nadia Eke 13.32m** 01-Mar, 14-Mar

Mathilde Boateng 12.88m 21-Feb

Elizabeth Dadzie 12.40m 07-Mar

Shot Putt

Obeng Marfo 14.68m 21-Feb

Claudia Ababio 14.18m 12-Feb


Claudia Ababio 42.69m 28-Mar Personal Best

Obeng Marfo 41.42m 03-Apr Personal Best


Claudia Ababio 49.97m 28-Mar Personal Best


Elizabeth Dadzie 5144p* 28-Mar


Solomon Afful 10.53s 21-Mar

Emmanuel Dasor 10.56s 03-Apr

John Osei Kofi 10.59s 14-Mar Personal Best

Emmanuel Appiah-Kubi 10.72s 12-Mar

Stephen Opoku 10.72s 12-Mar

Roland Alena 10.87s 12-Mar


Shadrack Adu-Gyamfi 10.72s (3.7 m/s) 03-Apr


Emmanuel Dasor 21.10s 26-Feb

Solomon Afful 21.21s 12-Mar

John Osei Kofi 21.22s 14-Mar Personal Best


Emmanuel Dasor 47.29s 17-Jan

Daniel Gyasi 47.31s 07-Mar

Robert Anaak 48.42s 14-Mar


Alex Amankwah 1.45.91m*** 03-Apr Personal Best (Ranked World #9)

Herns Agyeman-Duah 1.50.51m 03-Apr Personal Best

Sampson Azumah Laari 1.51.56m 21-Mar


Alex Amankwah 3.55.23m 28-Mar Personal Best

Sampson Azumah Laari 3.57.42m 20-Mar Personal Best

One Mile

Samson Azumah Laari 4.21.01m 07-Mar


Samson Azumah Laari 15.21.92m 21-Feb

Malik Yakubu 15.24.63m 14-Mar


Awal Faisal Mohamed 53.70s 14-Mar Personal Best

Barnabas Dompeh Aryee 53.73s 14-Mar Personal Best

Duncan Nuakoh Agyeman 53.85s 14-Mar Personal Best

Pole Vault

Jordan Yamoah 5.10m* 02-Apr

Atsu Nyamadi 3.50m 06-Dec

High Jump

Atsu Nyamadi 2.01m 01-Feb

Long Jump

Richard Seklorwu 7.44m 14-Mar Personal Best

Michael Bruce 7.41m 28-Feb

Atsu Nyamadi 7.34m 01-Feb

Mohammed Abubakar 7.34m 06-Mar

Solomon Atosona 7.23m 07-Mar

Triple Jump

Nana Owusu-Nyantekyi 15.67m 01-Mar

Edgar Panford 15.63m 21-Mar

Michael Bruce 15.31m 01-Mar

Atsu Nyamadi 15.04m 06-Dec

Shot Putt

Emmanuel Ofori-Asante 15.76m 14-Mar

Atsu Nyamadi 14.20m 09-Jan

John Ampomah 14.13m 09-Jan


Emmanuel Ofori-Asante 42.22m 14-Mar


John Ampomah 76.50m** 03-Apr National Record

Awudu Bachela 61.64m 14-Mar Personal Best

Emmanuel Gyefa 60.25m 14-Mar Personal Best

Source: Ghana Athletics Association (GAA)

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