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Atsu Nyamadi opens Ghana’s campaign at 2016 CAA Champs

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Atsu Nyamadi opens Ghana’s campaign at 2016 CAA Champs

Atsu Nyamadi opens Ghana’s campaign at 2016 CAA Champs















National decathlon record holder Atsu Nyamadi got Ghana’s campaign at the 20th African Senior Championships underway at the Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban-South Africa, finishing third in the decathlon men’s long jump in 7.09m and the shot put in 13.83m respectively on Wednesday, 22nd June, 2016.


Atsu’s is the only Ghanaian athlete competing in the grueling decathlon event which is made up of ten track and field events.


The Middle Tennessee student, who won bronze in the decathlon at the 2014 CAA Championships, opened his account by finishing 4th in the 100m final in a time of 11.31s.


He subsequently jumped 7.09m to place third in the decathlon men’s long jump before throwing 13.83m to take third place in the shot putt event.


Meanwhile, promising 400m runner Agnes Abrokwah made her international debut in the women’s 400m, placing 6th in Heat 2 in 55.18s.


Vivian Mills and Akua Obeng Akrofi failed to progress to the semi finals after clocking in 54.79s and 53.95 5th place in Heat 1 respectively.


Sprinter Shadrack Adu Gyamfi came 6th in heat 5 of the men’s 100m in 10.88s.
Ghana is being represented by 28 athletes at the 20th CAA African Senior Athletics Championships which is taking place at the Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban, South Africa from June 22-26, 2016.


CAA2016: Sampson Laari qualifies for 800m semi final after 1:48.80 clocking


Sampson Laari has progressed to the 800m semi finals on day one of the 20th African Senior Championships at the Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban-South Africa on Wednesday, 22nd June.


The former Ghanaian youth athlete booked an automatic place in the semis after coming second behind Kenya’s Boaz Kiprugut in Heat 3.


He will be in action on day 2 of the ongoing competition tomorrow (Thursday, 23rd June) for a place in the final of the two lap race.


Laari qualified for the African Championships after running a personal best 1:46.44min at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships on 11th June. 


CAA2016: Gemma Acheampong qualifies for women’s 100m final after 11.60s clocking


Ghanaian sprinter Gemma Acheampong is through to the final of the women’s 100m after placing second in a time of 11.60s in semi final 1 at the ongoing 20th African Senior Championships at the Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban-South Africa on Wednesday, 22nd June.


Gemma was beaten to first place by Cote D’Ivoire’s Marie Ta Lou who crossed the finish line in 11.20s. The U.S. based athlete had earlier won Heat 1 of the 100m in 11.84s to progress to the semis.


She has thus qualified for the final of the women’s 100m for a second consecutive time, having similarly qualified for the final at the 2014 CAA Championships where she placed 7th.


CAA2016: Emmanuel Dasor advances to 400m semi final in 46.71s


Emmanuel Dasor qualified  for men's 400m semi final after clocking 46.71s in Heat 3 of Men's 400m.


010 Heat 3 of 5 Men Senior 400m


Place Performance Athlete Team
1 0:46.45 QDRAMMEH - Alagie Salim GAMBIA
1 0:46.45 QCONRADIE - Pieter SOUTH AFRICA
3 0:46.71 QDASOR - Emmanuel GHANA
3 0:46.71 QERAIYOKAN - Orukpe NIGERIA
5 0:46.93 -TAYLOR - Tubotein NIGERIA
6 0:49.07 -LEMA - Gemchu Alemu ETHIOPIA
7 0:50.58 -NGWENYA - Gift ZIMBABWE


 





Source: Ghana Athletics Association (GAA)

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