Martha Bissah adjudged the most outstanding female athlete of the year

Martha Bissah adjudged the most outstanding female athlete of the year

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Ghana's female athletics prodigy, Martha Bissah, has been adjudged the most outstanding female athlete for the year at the Norfolk State University (NSU), where she is pursuing her career after successfully defending four gold medals she won last year.

Martha claimed four more gold medals at this year’s MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships held last Saturday at the Prince George Sports and Learning Complex in the United States of America (USA), bringing the total number of gold medals she has won so far to eight, within two years.

Martha was part of the NSU’s 4x400 metres relay team which included Candice Higgins, Malika Pride and Chazmin Fullwood, and also took part in the mile, the 3,000 metres race, the 800 metres race, as well as the NSU’s distance medley relay team.

By this feat, the 20- year-old athlete who has six individual medals out of the total of eight was awarded the most outstanding female athlete for the year 2018.

Martha finished the realy in a time of 4:53.08 minutes and also posted a personal record of 10:07.07 minutes after running past two other athletes to win the 3,000 metres race.

A guardian of the athlete, Kweku Nimako, was full of praise for the young athlete and urged her to remain focused.

Mr Nimako said he had always believed in the potential of Martha and that, given the necessary support, she could take the world by storm “Martha is yet to lose an individual race at the MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championship”, he said, pointing out that the 20-year-old athlete has contributed immensely to the success story of the Spartan women who finished fifth in the MEAC Championship”.

Martha Bissah became the first Ghanaian to win an Olympic gold medal in the 800 metres final at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, in

She was also a bronze medalist at the 2014 African Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana.

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