Alice Annum

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Alice Annum
Personal information
Nationality Ghanaian
Born (1948-10-02) 2 October 1948 (age 69)
Sport
Country Ghana
Sport Track and Field
Event(s) 100m, 200m, 4x100m
Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 200 m: 22.9 sec (Christchurch, 1974)

Alice Annum (born 2 October 1948 in Accra) is a retired Ghanaian sprinter. Her personal best time in the 200 metres was 22.89 seconds, achieved at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.[1]

Annum was one of many athletes through the defunct National Sports Festivals organised annually in Ghana.[2] She benefited from the sponsorship of Ghanaian athletes by the United States.[3] She competed in the 1964 Olympic Games but did not advance past the preliminary stages in the long jump, placing 28th with a best jump of 5.45 metres.

She was honoured in 2010 for her achievements in sports by the Action Progressive Institute in Ghana.[4]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1965 All-Africa Games Brazzaville, Congo 1st Long jump
1970 British Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, Scotland 2nd 100 m
2nd 200 m
1972 Olympic Games Munich, Germany 6th 100 m
7th 200 m
1973 All-Africa Games Lagos, Nigeria 1st 100 m
1st 200 m
1974 British Commonwealth Games Christchurch, New Zealand 3rd 200 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ World women's all-time best 200m (last updated 2001)
  2. ^ "Minister blames death of sports to collapse of National Sports Festival". ModernGhana.com. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  3. ^ "US, Haven For Ghanaian Athletes". Ghana Home Page. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  4. ^ "14 Ex-Black Stars players to be honored". Ghana Home Page. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2011-06-13.