Ghana’s 200m gold medalist, Janet Amponsah has been adjudged the best female performer in the ongoing second edition of the Economic Community of West Africa State (ECOWAS) in Accra.Read More Amponsah who put up a splendid performance on Tuesday to win the 200m women’s gold at the games was seconds shy of the qualifying mark for the London 2012 Olympics and finished the race with a personal best of 23.48s ahead of Nigerian Isokem Igbinesun, who made 2.60s
Amponsah, due to participate at the forthcoming African Athletics Championship in Benin next week also won gold in the 100m.
Meanwhile Matthew Nantiere stole the show in the 1500m after the 17-year old graduate of the Ghana National Academy in the Ashanti Region ended the race in superb fashion at the expense of Gyang Emmanuel Gwon, who led until the final two laps.
Nantiere, who was third until the last two laps, gathered more energy and strolled past Gwon, who had gotten the better of a fatigue-looking Prosper Goku.
The Senior High School graduate finished at a time of 15:02:24s to win gold whilst Gwon made it in 15:04:92s. The other Ghanaian Poku held on to bronze with a time of 15:17:38s.