Vida Anim

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Vida Anim
Vida Anim Berlin 2009.jpg
Vida Anim
Personal information
Nationality Ghanaian
Born (1983-12-07) 7 December 1983 (age 30)
Accra, Ghana
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 63 kg (9.9 st; 139 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Ghana
Sport Track and Field
Event(s) 100 m, 200 m, 4x100 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 60 m : 7.18 sec (2004)
100 m: 11.14 sec
(2004, NR)
200 m:22.81 sec (2006)

Vida Anim (born 7 December 1983 in Accra, Greater Accra) is a Ghanaian sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres.[2] Together with Mavis Akoto, Monica Twum and Vida Nsiah she holds the Ghanaian record in 4 x 100 metres relay with 43.19 seconds, achieved during the heats at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[3]

Anim represented Ghana at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing competing at the 100 metres sprint. In her first round heat she placed second behind Shelly-Ann Fraser in a time of 11.47 to advance to the second round. There she improved her time to 11.32 seconds, finishing third behind Debbie Ferguson and Oludamola Osayomi. In the semi finals she was unable to qualify for the final as her time of 11.51 was only the eighth and last time of her heat, causing elimination.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ghana
1999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 8th 200 m 23.81
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 4th 100 m 11.58
3rd 200 m 23.81
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 9th (sf) 4x100 m relay 43.19 (NR)
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 21st (h) 200 m 12.27
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 3rd 100 m 11.29
2nd 200 m 23.17
World Championships Paris, France 13th (qf) 100 m 11.29
14th (sf) 200 m 23.16
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th (sf) 60 m 7.25
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 31st (qf) 100 m DNF
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 17th (qf) 100 m 11.41
19th (h) 200 m 24.16
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 12th (sf) 200 m 11.51
6th 200 m 23.34
African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 1st 100 m 11.58
1st 200 m 22.90
1st 4x100 m relay 44.43
World Cup Athens, Greece 3rd 100 m
3rd 200 m 22.81 PB
3rd 4x100 m relay
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 3rd 100 m 11.33
2nd 200 m 23.29
1st 4x100 m relay 43.84
World Championships Osaka, Japan 20th (qf) 100 m 11.36
26th (qf) 200 m 23.47
12th (h) 4x100 m relay 43.76
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 22nd (sf) 60 m 7.45
African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2nd 100 m 11.43
6th (sf) 200 m 23.76
2nd 4x100 m relay 44.12
Olympic Games Beijing, China 15th (sf) 100 m 11.51
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 13th (sf) 100 m 11.43
20th (sf) 200 m 23.36
2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 4th 100 m 11.37
2nd 200 m 23.06
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 18th (sf) 60 m 7.36
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 43rd (h) 200 m 23.71

Personal bests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vida Anim". Official website of London 2012 Olympics. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Athlete biography: Vida Anim, beijing2008.cn, ret: 27 Aug 2008
  3. ^ Commonwealth All-Time Lists (Women) - GBR Athletics
  4. ^ Ghanaian athletics records