Ghana's top female sprinters reach IAAF athletics competition in Qatar

Ghana's top female sprinters reach IAAF athletics competition in Qatar

The female composition of Ghana's 4x100m relay team has qualified for the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar later in 2019.

After they finished 7th in the finals of their event at the World Relay Championships, Ghana's 4x100 female team qualified for the IAAF Championships in Doha, Qatar in 2019.

In the race in Yokohama, Japan on Sunday, May 12, 2019, the Ghanaian team finished in a time of 44.77 seconds.

The team had Flings Owusu-Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong, Persis William-Mensah and Hor Halutie running in that order in lane 9 on the second and final day of competition.

Despite a clean start from Owusu-Agyapong, the pace of the rest of the teams got too strong for Team Ghana and despite the smooth change of batons among the athletes, the team could not compete effectively against the faster opponents.

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They become the 3rd set of athletes to qualify for the World Championships after Joseph Amoah and Josephine Anokye also qualified last month.

The race was won by the United States quartet of Mikia Brisco, Ashley Henderson, Dezerea Bryant and Aleia Hobbs in a time of 43.27 seconds. Jamaica came second and Germany was 3rd.

Ghana was the only African nation to make it to the finals.

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Meanwhile, boxer Isaac Dogboe’s father and trainer, Paul Dogboe has advised his son to quit the sport following his back-to-back loses to Mexico’s Emanuel Navarette.

Dogboe's hope of reclaiming his WBO world super bantamweight proved futile as he was outclassed by the Mexican.

However, in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Myjoyonline.com, Paul has hinted that he would like his son to quit the sport.

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