Ghanaian records in athletics

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The following are the national records in athletics in Ghana maintained by Ghana's national athletics federation: Ghana Athletics Association (GAA).

Outdoor[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 9.98 (+1.6 m/s) Leonard Myles-Mills 5 June 1999 United States Boise, United States
200 m 20.15 (+0.1 m/s) Emmanuel Tuffour 24 September 1995 South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa
400 m 45.13 Ibrahim Hassan 21 April 1996 Mt. SAC Relays United States Walnut, United States
800 m 1:45.13 Kennedy Osei 17 August 1994 Weltklasse Zürich Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
1500 m 3:46.62 Seth Bortey 22 August 1997 Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria
3000 m 8:41.83 Frederick Adongo 10 May 1998 United States Marietta, United States
5000 m 14:09.0 Robert Hackman 14 June 1974 United States Philadelphia, United States
10000 m 30:10.2 Alhaji Alhassan 30 September 1989 Ghana Accra, Ghana
Half marathon 1:07:12 David Zigah 22 February 2003 Senegal Dakar, Senegal
Marathon 2:18:43 Emanuel Amoo 11 November 1990 Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
110 m hurdles 13.60 (-0.2 m/s) Keith Nkrumah 13 April 2013 Norfolk State University Relays United States Norfolk, United States [1]
400 m hurdles 51.22 Frank Mensah 21 May 1996 United States Lincoln, United States
3000 m steeplechase 8:57.54 Robert Hackman 1 September 1972 Olympic Games West Germany Munich, West Germany
High jump 2.24 m Kwaku Boateng 8 August 1996 Canada Kitchener, Canada
Pole vault 4.45 m Edward Abaye 5 July 1997 Ghana Kumasi, Ghana
Long jump 8.43 m (-0.2 m/s) Ignisious Gaisah 14 July 2006 Golden Gala Italy Rome, Italy
Triple jump 17.23 m (-0.5 m/s) Andrew Owusu 19 August 1998 African Championships Senegal Dakar, Senegal
Shot put 17.97 m Kwabena Keene 20 April 2012 ACC Championships United States Charlottesville, United States [2]
Discus throw 52.98 m Kwabena Keene 15 April 2010 ACC Championships United States Clemson, United States [3]
Hammer throw 50.16 m Nicholas Gbeku 23 September 1977 Ghana Accra, Ghana
Javelin throw 75.99 m John Ampomah 14 August 2014 African Championships Morocco Marrakech, Morocco [4]
Decathlon 7201 pts Atsu Nyamadi 22–23 May 2014 NAIA National Championships United States Gulf Shores, United States [5]
11.58 (-1.9 m/s) (100 m), 7.30 m (0.0 m/s) (long jump), 13.73 m (shot put), 1.89 m (high jump), 50.12 (400 m) /
15.16 (-2.0 m/s) (110 m hurdles), 30.56 m (discus), 3.50 m (pole vault), 66.48 m (javelin), 4:32.19 (1500 m)
20 km walk (road) 1:32:54 * Ahmed Tijani Sanni 29 April 2006 Ghana Cape Coast, Ghana
50 km walk (road) 4:42:15 * Kofi Ali 29 April 2006 Ghana Cape Coast, Ghana
4x100 m relay 38.12  Ghana
Abu Duah
Eric Nkansah
Aziz Zakari
Emmanuel Tuffour
9 August 1997 World Championships Greece Athens, Greece
4x400 m relay 3:05.2  Ghana
Henry Hagan
Timothy Hesse
S. Boateng
Solomon Amegatcher
13 June 1992 Ghana Accra, Ghana

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 11.14 (0.0 m/s) Vida Anim 20 August 2004 Olympic Games Greece Athens, Greece [6]
200 m 22.80 (+0.9 m/s) Vida Nsiah 17 May 1997 United States Clemson, United States
400 m 52.08 Mercy Addy 17 August 1989 African Championships Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
800 m 1:59.60 Akosua Serwah 2 July 2004 Golden Gala Italy Rome, Italy
1500 m 4:20.2 Gifty Abankwa 8 April 1995 Ghana Accra, Ghana
3000 m 9:46.8 Gifty Abankwa 29 March 1992 Ghana Accra, Ghana
5000 m 16:31.8 Millicent Boadi 30 July 1999 Ghana Kumasi, Ghana
10000 m
Half marathon 1:16:30 Millicent Boadi 19 November 2005 Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
Marathon 2:44:44 Millicent Boadi 24 September 2005 Accra Milo Marathon Ghana Accra, Ghana [7]
100 m hurdles 13.02 (+1.8 m/s) Vida Nsiah 27 April 2001 Penn Relays United States Philadelphia, United States
13.02 (-1.6 m/s) 28 April 2001
400 m hurdles 59.13 Ruky Abdulai 4 June 2006 Abbotsford, ?
3000 m steeplechase
High jump 1.85 m Margaret Simpson 28 May 2005 Hypo-Meeting Austria Götzis, Austria
Ruky Abdulai 24 July 2005 Abbotsford, ?
26 May 2007 United States Fresno, United States
Pole vault
Long jump 6.70 m (+1.0 m/s) Ruky Abdulai 24 May 2007 United States Fresno, United States
Triple jump 13.14 m (-0.7 m/s) Nadia Eke 28 July 2014 Commonwealth Games United Kingdom Hampden Park, Great Britain [8]
Shot put 14.10 m Patience Djato 3 July 1993 Ghana Kumasi, Ghana
Discus throw 47.68 m Julia Agawu 12 August 2014 African Championships Morocco Marrakech, Morocco [9]
Hammer throw 59.63 m Linda Benin 22 May 2011 Championnats Nationaux Interclubs Elite Finale France Bondoufle, France [10]
Javelin throw 56.36 m [11] Margaret Simpson 7 August 2005 World Championships Finland Helsinki, Finland [12]
Heptathlon 6423 pts Margaret Simpson 28–29 May 2005 Hypo-Meeting Austria Götzis, Austria
13.41 (-0.8 m/s) (100 m hurdles), 1.85 m (high jump), 13.01 m (shot put), 24.55 (+1.0 m/s) (200 m) /
6.32 m (+0.7 m/s) (long jump), 52.71 m (javelin), 2:21.71 (800 m)
Decathlon 6915 pts (ht) # Margaret Simpson 18–19 April 2007 Mauritius Réduit, Mauritius
(100 m), (discus), (pole vault), (javelin), (400 m) / (100 m hurdles), (long jump), (shot put), (high jump), (1500 m)
20 km walk (road) 1:55:42 * Jacqueline Ado Bludo 29 April 2006 Ghana Cape Coast, Ghana
4x100 m relay 43.19  Ghana
Mavis Akoto
Monica Twum
Vida Anim
Vida Nsiah
29 September 2000 Olympic Games Australia Sydney, Australia
4x400 m relay 3:35.55  Ghana
Helena Opoku
Grace Bakari
Georgina Aidoo
Hannah Afriyie
27 July 1978 All-Africa Games Algeria Algiers, Algeria

Indoor[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
50 m 5.62+ Eric Nkansah 21 February 1999 Meeting Pas de Calais France Liévin, France
60 m 6.45 A Leonard Myles-Mills 20 February 1999 United States Colorado Springs, United States
200 m 20.95 Seth Amoo 11 February 2005 United States Nampa, United States
20.61 A OT Leonard Myles-Mills 20 February 1999 United States Colorado Springs, United States
400 m 46.60 Solomon Amegatcher 13 March 1993 United States Indianapolis, United States
46.49 OT Sam Koduah 15 February 1986 United States Moscow, United States
800 m 1:47.24 Kennedy Osei 25 February 1995 United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom
1500 m
3000 m 8:45.99 Seth Bortey 22 January 2005 United States Carbondale, United States
60 m hurdles
High jump 2.08 m Kingsley Adams 1973 United States United States
Pole vault
Long jump 8.36 m Ignisious Gaisah 2 February 2006 GE Galan Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Triple jump 16.91 m Andrew Owusu 24 January 1998 United States Lincoln, United States
Shot put 17.81 m Kwabena Keene 27 February 2010 ACC Championships United States Blacksburg, United States [13]
Heptathlon
(60 m), (long jump), (shot put), (high jump) / (60 m hurdles), (pole vault), (1000 m)
5000 m walk
4x400 m relay

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
60 m 7.18 Vida Anim 27 February 2004 Germany Chemnitz, Germany
6.9 (ht) Alice Annum 17 June 1975 West Germany Mainz, West Germany
200 m 24.10 A Monica Twum 24 February 2001 United States Reno, United States
23.76 OT Vida Nsiah 24 January 1998 United States Johnson City, United States
400 m 56.10 Akosua Serwaa 11 January 2004 Germany Leverkusen, Germany
54.0 OT Ruky Abdulai 10 February 2007 United States Seattle, United States
800 m 2:04.61 Akosua Serwaa 29 February 2004 Germany Leipzig, Germany
1500 m
3000 m
60 m hurdles 8.03 Vida Nsiah 8 March 1997 World Championships France Paris, France
High jump 1.81 m Ruky Abdulai 28 January 2006 United States Seattle, United States
27 January 2007
Pole vault
Long jump 6.34 m Ruky Abdulai 10 March 2006 United States Johnson City, United States
Triple jump 12.94 m Juliana Yendork 11 March 1990 United States Syracuse, United States
Shot put
Pentathlon
(60 m hurdles), (high jump), (shot put), (long jump), (800 m)
3000 m walk
4x400 m relay

ht = hand timing
A = affected by altitude
* = doubtful distance
OT = oversized track

References[edit]

  1. ^ "110m Hurdles Result". www.tfrrs.org. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Shot Put Results". www.directathletics.com. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Discus Throw Results". www.directathletics.com. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "African Championships Day 5 Results". www.marrakech2014.com. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Decathlon Results". www.directathletics.com. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "100 Metres Heats Results". IAAF. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Women’s National Marathon Records By Country/Territory". www.static.worldmarathonmajors.com. 7 April 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Women's Triple Jump Qualification Round - Group B". www.glasgow2014.com. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "African Championships Day 3 Results". www.marrakech2014.com. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Championnats Nationaux Interclubs Elite Finale Results". www.tilastopaja.org. 22 May 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  11. ^ record set during heptathlon competition
  12. ^ "Women's Heptathlon - Javelin Throw Results". IAAF. 7 August 2005. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Shot Put Results". www.directathletics.com. 27 February 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 

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