Track & Field News of Sunday, 1 June 2014
Source: Erasmus Kwaw
Day 9 report:
Ghana won its 9th medal at the ongoing African Youth Games after Precious Attipoe won a silver medal in the boy's triple jump with a leap of 15.43m on Friday.
Precious, a T. I. Amass Secondary School Form One student, leaped to his new personal best on his third attempt.
But he pulled a hamstring later on denying him the chance to continue with his heroics and perhaps snatch the gold medal from Nigeria’s Fabian Adoki who won the event with a jump of 15.93m.
Boy’s Long Jump
Fabian Edoki Nigeria 15.93m
Precious Attipoe Ghana 15.43m
Yasser Triki Algeria 15.23m
Janet Mensah qualifies for 200m Final
Despite nursing a mild hamstring strain, sprinter Janet Mensah qualified for the final of the girl’s 200m after placing second in the semi final in a time of 24.68.
After running an impressive 24.78 in the first round, Janet had to receive medical treatment after suddenly experiencing sharp pains in her legs, leading to doubts about her ability to play any further part in the event.
But she returned to the tracks to advance to the final, slowing down considerably in the last 50m knowing fully well she had secured qualification. The final is on Saturday.
Girl’s 200m Semi Final Result
Maureen Nyatichi Thomas Kenya 23.98
Janet Mensah Ghana 24.68
Lydia Sahraoui Algeria 25.15
Kofitsey advances to boy’s 200m Final
Godfred Kofitsey also secured qualification to the boy’s 200m final after coming third in his heat.
Girl’s High Jump Final & Javelin Throw
Elsewhere, Abigail Kwarteng came 7th in the girl’s High Jump event finishing with 1.50m while Anastasia Mensah exited the girl’s Javelin throw in the first round.
DAY 10 PREVIEW:
Ghana’s Janet Mensah and Godfred Kofitsey are expected to ran in the finals of the 200m boy’s and girl’s events respectively, Felicia Frimpong will be taking part in the girl’s triple jump and Richard Seklorwu will be in action in the boy’s 110m hurdles.