Nadia Eke sets new national record and qualifies for world championships

Nadia Eke sets new national record and qualifies for world championships

Ghanaian athletics queen, Nadia Eke, has made it to the 2019 1AAF World Championships in Qatar and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after setting a national record with success in the 2019 Racers/Adidas Grand Prix in Jamaica.

Triple jumper, Nadia Eke, has sealed her place in Ghana's line-up for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Qatar as wells as the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after her jump in the 2019 Racers/Adidas Grand Prix in Jamaica.

And Eke did not leave it at just qualifying. The 2016 African triple-jump champion set a new national record and a personal best.

Eke made 14.33m (+0.8) on her first jump in Jamaica during the June 8, 2019 event.

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The 26 year old former Columbia University student becomes the 3rd Ghanaian in the individual events to qualify for the World Championships to be held in Qatar starting late September 2019.

She joins sprinters Josephine Anokye and Joseph Amoah, who made the qualification marks in May 2019.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that 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.

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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.

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