There was a major upset in Kumasi last Saturday as a student of the University of Ghana, Desmond Aryee, beat home favourite Charles Okyere to win the men’s 100m race in the Ashanti zone of the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human in a time 10.41 sec.
Okyere, the Ashanti Region-based sprinter who was highly tipped by the local fans to carry the day, crossed the finish line 0.09 seconds later much to the dismay of the fans.
Aryee’s surprise victory automatically qualified him for the grand finale after showing the zeal and character to beat his challengers, including another local guy Stephen Opoku, who clocked a time of 10.55 seconds to finish in third position.
The special talent hunt exercise, involving a series of 100 metres competitions, attracted a sizeable crowed, including 1966 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Oko Addy and 1974 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Ohene Karikari, and in their presence Hor Halutie of T.I Amass won the ladies event in a time of 11.73 seconds. She was followed by Latifa Ali in a time of 11.89 and Kate Agyemang (12.00 sec).In the
In the boys under-18 category, Edwin Kwablah of T.I. AMASS won the race in 10.52 seconds, followed by Prempeh College’s Samuel Asare (10.62) and Martinson Yeboah of KASS (10.70) in that order.Christiana
Christiana Bakika of JAPASS won the girls’ under-18 race in 12.46 seconds ahead of Grace Obour of T.I. AMASS (12.49) and third-placed Beatrice Boakye of Kumasi Wesley Girls (12.62).Ibrahim Mustapha of
Ibrahim Mustapha of Effisco (11.23 seconds) had no problem beating Ayaay Ampong from T.I. Amass (11.44) and Kofi Frimpong from Tafo Pankrono (11.47) in the boys under-15 race, with Linda Amponsah of WESCO winning the girls U-15 event in 12.84 seconds ahead of Jennifer Yeboah of OKESS (13.03) and Samuel Blessing of Presby JHS (13.18).
In the under-10 competition, Awudu Nurudeen of T.I. Amass picked the first position in 12.44 seconds followed by Sulley Razak of the St Cyprian School (12.52) and Yaw Boadu of T.I. Amass (12.93).For their girls’ event, it was Charity Dadzie of the New Paradise School who finished first in 13.12 seconds, leaving Ellen Opoku of the Kokoben M/A (13.60) and Abigail
For their girls’ event, it was Charity Dadzie of the New Paradise School who finished first in 13.12 seconds, leaving Ellen Opoku of the Kokoben M/A (13.60) and Abigail Biney of the New Paradise School (14.04) to settle for the second and third positions respectively.