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Track & Field News of Monday, 10 June 2019

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Nadia Eke sets new record in triple jump

Africa and Ghana’s triple jump queen, Nadia Eke, has qualified for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with a new national record in the triple jump.

The 2016 African champion demolished the triple jump national record with a huge Personal Best of 14.33m (+0.8) on her first jump at the 2019 Racers/Adidas Grand Prix in Jamaica.

The old record of 13.93m stood in the name of Nadia who set the mark in 2017.

The 26-year-old former Columbia University student, who was crowned the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Athlete of the Year in 2017, becomes the third Ghanaian in the individual events to qualify for the World Championships to be held in the Qatari capital in September.

Early in the month, Joseph Amoah broke the national men's 200m record that had stood in the name of Emmanuel Tuffour since 1995.

With a personal best of 20.08secs, Amoah achieved the feat on the first day of the NCAA Division I Championships in Austin, Texas, to also secure a spot at the IAAF World Championships, as well as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics..

Female sprinter, Josephine Anokye, as well as Ghana women’s 4x100m relay team have also booked their tickets to the World Championships.