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Atsu Nyamadi breaks national decathlon record with 7532 pts!!!

posted 23 Apr, 15 • Category: News • Comments: 0
African decathlon bronze medalist Atsu Nyamadi broke the national decathlon record with a personal best 7532 points to claim fourth place at the Bulldog Decathlon Athens (USA) on Thursday, 9 April.

African decathlon bronze medalist Atsu Nyamadi broke the national decathlon record with a personal best 7532 points to claim fourth place at the Bulldog Decathlon Athens (USA) on Thursday, 9 April.

Thursday, 9th April, 2015:

African decathlon bronze medalist Atsu Nyamadi broke the national decathlon record with a personal best 7532 points to claim fourth place at the Bulldog Decathlon Athens (USA) on Thursday, 9 April.
Atsu’s new mark replaces his own previous best and national record of 7201 points, which he set on 23 May, 2014 at the US NAIA Championships at Gulf Shores
The Anloga-born athlete’s performance comes only days after his fellow Ghanaian and school mate at Middle Tennessee, John Ampomah, broke the national javelin record.

The multi-talented athlete concluded the two-day decathlon in fourth behind Garrett Scantling (8,232 pts), Gonzalo Barroilhet (7,805 pts) and Tommy Barrineau (7,762 pts).

Middle Tennessee Track and Field Head Coach, Dean Hayes said Atsu’s performance would give him a solid base to build upon this season.
“What he did during this meet will give him a shot at scoring high in the multi events at the Conference USA Championship,” he said.

“He did a good job and was solid all the way, setting the Ghana national record in the process. Atsu achieved personal-bests in the pole vault and in the 110-meter hurdles.

The former T.I. Ahmadiya Senior Secondary school student claimed first in the discus throw with a 43.50-meter toss (142′ 08″), netting him 736 points.

Nyamadi started the day with a tough 110-meter hurdle, racing in to the wind, but placing sixth (15.06). In the pole vault, he cleared 3.75-meters (12′ 3.5″), while also tossing the javelin 65.63-meters (215′ 04″).

The 1,500-meter closed the events for the day, with Nyamadi racing to a second-place finish in 4:43.53).
This is Nyamadi’s 3rd full year competing in the Decathlon after a calculated gamble by the Ghana Athletics Association to debut him in the 2012 Senior African Championships (he was still a junior) even though he did not know how to pole vault or hurdle.

Meanwhile, the Ghanaian quartet of Atsu Nyamadi, John Ampomah, Doreen Agyei and Bless Dupeh are expected to be in action as Middle Tennessee is scheduled to compete in the Sea Ray Invitational at Knoxville, Tennessee April 10-11, while also sending athletes to the Boston-Moon Invitational April 11 in Nashville.

Source: Ghana Athletics Association (GAA)

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