The Commonwealth games is gradually coming to an end and Nigeria has been Africa’s highest flying country at the competition. Despite taking only 50 athletes to the competition the nation has won over 20 medals as compared to Ghana who took over 190 athletes with less than 5 medals to show. Ghana’s biggest hopes was in the 4x100 meters rely but this ended in disappointment as the team was qualified. Earlier today another boxer competition for gold was declared unfit.
Today, Alex Amankwah placed 7th in the 8 meters’ finals. One shining light today has been Deborah Acquah. Deborah was delayed in Ghana days after the games had started because the UK High Commission denied her a visa to travel to Birmingham. Upon receiving her visa, she landed in the city and instantly impressed to qualify for the Long Jump finals.
The finals came off today with Deborah proving that she possessed pure class. In a fierce contest Deborah ended the competition by picking a bronze medal. The finals were won by Nigeria’s Brume while Australia’s Buschkuehl placed second. Deborah pulled a 6.95 smashing her own personal best. The world record is 7.52m set in 18988. Congrats to Deborah. She becomes the first Ghanaian to win a medal in the Long Jump.
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