Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) is sending four (4) athletes to the CAA African Senior Athletics Championships in Mauritius.
They are Sprinter Sean Safo-Antwi (100m), Joseph Paul Amoah (100m and 200m), Rose Yeboah (High Jump), and Duncan Agyemang (400m).
100m National Record holder, Benjamin Azamati, will not be at the competition, having committed to the NCAA D2 Championships slated for the same weekend.
Jumpers Abigail Kwarteng (High Jump) and Deborah Acquah (Long Jump) both set national records this year but will miss the African Championships as a result of the NCAAs.
Joe Paul, will only compete in the 200m in Mauritius, an event where he currently holds the National Record (20.08s).
His season best in the event this year is 20.78s, ran in Santo Domingo on 26th May, 2022.
Safo-Antwi opened his outdoor season on 1st May, 2022 with a 10.29s run at the Be Fit Today Outdoor Series in London.
He last competed on 28th May, 2022 at the B&S Kurpfalz Gala in Germany where he clocked 10.28s.
The Academy of Art University student, Agyemang, formerly of UCC, has a season best of 45.80s in the 400m, which he clocked at an NCAA D2 competition on 28th May, 2022.
Rose Yeboah, the University of Cape Coast student, won gold in the women’s high jump at the 2019 African Games in Rabat and currently holds the second highest height in Ghana’s Women’s High Jump (1.84m).
She also won gold for her school at the GUSA games later that year.
She won gold at her last competition (1.80m) at the GAA’s National Circuit in April 2022.
Team Ghana wants to improve on their outing at the last CAA Senior Championships in Asaba in 2018, where the country similar sent four athletes and won two medals, both by Janet Amponsah (silver in 100m and bronze in 200m).
The CAA African Senior Athletics Championships in Mauritius is from 8th to 12th June, 2022
Former national athlete Leo Myles-Mills is coach of the team