Kofi Amoah Prah

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Kofi Amoah Prah (born 20 December 1974 in Accra, Ghana) is a retired German long jumper.

He won the silver medal at the 1992 European Indoor Championships,[1] finished seventh at the 1998 IAAF World Cup, eleventh at the 1998 European Championships and fifth at the 2000 Olympic Games.[2]

He represented the sports clubs Berliner SC and LAC Halensee Berlin, and became German champion in 2000.[3] His personal best jump is 8.20 metres, achieved in June 2000 in Wesel.[2]

In 2008 he was found guilty of cocaine doping. The sample was delivered on 5 July 2008 in an in-competition test in Nuremberg. He received an IAAF suspension from September 2008 to September 2010.[4]

Amoah is also remembered for a collision with Romanian runner Gabriela Szabo during indoor meeting at Stuttgart in 2001. Szabo was leaving the track after her competition had finished while Amoah was running for his attempt. .[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992 European Indoor Championships results, men's long jump final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite
  2. ^ a b Kofi Amoah Prah profile at IAAF
  3. ^ German championships, men's long jump
  4. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". IAAF.org. 13 November 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Ethiopians sweep medals in 3 000m". news24.com. 4 February 2001. Retrieved 28 March 2013.