Rose Yeboah wins Ghana gold in women’s high jump at African Games

Rose Yeboah wins Ghana gold in women’s high jump at African Games

- Rose Yeboah has won Ghana’s first gold medal at the 2019 African Games

- The University of Cape Coast student cleared a height of 1.84m, a Personal Best for the Ecowas U-20 Champion

- Her victory takes Ghana's medals at the competition to 5, after two other athletes won 4 bronz medals

Ghana finally won a gold medal at the ongoing African Games in Morocco, bringing the country’s medals to 5 in all so far.

The gold medal was kind courtesy, Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah, who cleared a height of 1.84m in the women’s high jump competition.

The teenager who is also a student at the University of Cape Coast, beat off competition from Morocco’s Rhizlane Siba and Dibow Ariyat Ubang.

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The duo came second and third respectively.

This brings Ghana’s medals at the competition to five after Winnifred Ntumi and David Akwei won three and one bronze medals respectively.

Ghana is now 20th on the medal table. Egypt leads with 136 medals, South Africa has 56 medals and host Morocco has 71.

Meanwhile, Ghana also lost out on winning more medals when Josep Paul Amoah and Sean Safo-Antwi both lost in the men’s 100m finals, finishing 4th and 5th respectively.

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The 2019 African Games is the 12th edition. It is the first time Morocco is hosting the games following the country's readmission to the African Union.

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