Amankwah qualifies for 2015 World Championships

Alex Amankwah close shotAlex 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