Historic day in 1966 when Ghana beat Jamaica in race to win gold medal (VIDEO)

Historic day in 1966 when Ghana beat Jamaica in race to win gold medal (VIDEO)

- In 1966, Ghana was able to set a new record by beating the likes of Jamaica and Australia in a 4x110 race

- The 54-year-old video was taken during the Commonwealth Games that took place in Kingston, Jamaica that year

- Lining up against Ghana that day were Jamaica, Wales, England, Nigeria, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago and Australia

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A 54-year-old video of a race that Ghana won during the Commonwealth Games after beating the likes of Australia and Jamaica has surfaced.

According to a report by citisportsonline.com, the 1966 race actually saw Ghana as the favourites to win the gold medal during that finals.

It turns out that the race 4x110 meter relay which was finished with a time of 39.8 was a new record that Ghana set by breaking its own previous record.

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Before the final race, Ghana had already set a new Commonwealth record with a time of 39.9 seconds in the 4×110 metres and was, therefore, bid to claim the top spot.

The Ghanaian quartet representing the nation in Kingston, Jamaica were Bonner K. Mends, Ebenezer Charles Oko Addy, James Aryee Addy and Stanley Fabian Allotey.

Lining up against Ghana were Jamaica, Wales, England, Nigeria, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago and Australia by the West African country outdid them by far

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Historic day in 1966 when Ghana beat Jamaica in race to win gold medal (VIDEO)

How Ghana beat Jamaica in 1966 Source: YouTube, Ghanas FastestHuman; Techexplorist.com
Source: UGC

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The video from 1966 is totally exciting but also raises the question of why Ghana could perform like that in the past but not now.

Meanwhile, in 1962, a historic event that would remain iconic throughout the history of sports in Ghana was made when the Black Stars of Ghana played against Real Madrid.

The match took place at the Accra Sports Stadium, which was formerly named the Ohene Gyan Sports Stadium, and ended with a scoreline of 3:3.

A report by Ghanaianmuseum.com sighted by YEN.com.gh indicates that after the sterling performance of the Ghana national team against the Spanish giants, Santiago Bernabéu honoured Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's president at the time.

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