Track & Field News of Monday, 6 August 2012
London 2012: Anim is fit to run today - Andrew
Sprint Queen, Vida Anim is fit to compete in the women’s 200 meters event this evening, this is according to Ghana’s team leader at the Olympic Games, Dr. Andrew Owusu.
The 29-year-old started training three weeks ago at the team’s training base of Plymouth after picking a hamstring injury at the Africa Athletics championship in Benin in late June.
There were reports that the German based athlete will also withdraw on injury grounds.
But Dr. Andrew Owusu who is Ghana’s team leader at the Games Village in Stratford, London says Vida Anim has no injury concerns ahead of the 200 meters event this evening.
She is the only Ghanian left at the games after six were kicked out while two withdrew on medical grounds.
Vida Anim set for action
Sprinter Vida Anim is set to race
against some of the best sprinters in the world when she takes part in Heat 2
of the 200m event at the ongoing 2012 London Olympic Games.
Vida, 29, has run a season’s best of
23.88 secs she is expected to face a tough field of elite athletes, all of whom
have better season’s best records ahead of her.
The list includes the USA’s Allyson
Felix (21.69 SB), Gloria Hooper (22.95 SB) of Italy and Semoy Hackett (22.55) of
Trinidad and Tobago.
The race starts at 6:20pm Ghana time.
Monday 06 August 2012 - 19:28
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 1115 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie BAH 23.25 22.19
2 2155 Gloria Hooper ITA 22.95 22.95
3 3287 Allyson Felix USA 21.69 21.69
4 1868 Anyika Onuora GBR 22.93 22.93
5 2010 Janelle Redhead GRN 23.21 22.91
6 2892 Elizabeta Savlinis RUS 22.62 22.62
7 1974 Vida Anim GHA 23.88 22.81
8 2912 Ndeye Fatou Soumah SEN 23.87 23.06
9 3058 Semoy Hackett TRI 22.55 22.55