Ghanaian Qualifies For Rio Olympics

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Ghana’s Nadia Eke, has won the first Gold medal for the country at the African Athletics Championships in Durban, South Africa, on Sunday.

The female athlete, came on top in the triple jump competition to qualify for the Rio Olympics in Brazil.

Eke, who is the national record holder in both the indoor and outdoor triple jump events, has a record of 13.49m, breaking the old record of 13.48m held by France-based Mathile Boateng.

In 2014, at the 10th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Eke whose dad is a Nigerian, but was born to a Ghanaian woman in Ghana, won silver at the African Championships in Athletics in Marrakech and was seventh at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech

She had also won bronze at the African Games in Brazzaville in 2015.

On another positive note, John Ampomah, won silver in javelin throwing a reach of 75m

The duo capped off a good performance by team Ghana who placed 7th in overall rankings after winning total number of 6 medals (1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze).

The team led by Prof. Francis Dodoo arrived in Ghana yesterday evening.

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