Andrew Owusu

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Andrew Owusu
Personal information
Born (1972-07-08) July 8, 1972 (age 44)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)
Sport
Country Ghana
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Long Jump – 8.12 m
Triple Jump – 17.23 m

Dr. Andrew Owusu (born July 8, 1972) is a Ghanaian athlete who competed in the triple jump and long jump.

His personal best in the triple jump is 17.23 meters, achieved on August 1998 in Dakar. This is the current Ghanaian record as well as the fourth best triple jump result in Africa, behind Ndabazinhle Mdhlongwa (17.34 m), Ajayi Agbebaku (17.26 m) and Khotso Mokoena (17.25 m).[1] His personal best in the long jump is 8.12 meters, achieved on June 24, 1995 in Saarijärvi. His personal best in the long jump was a Ghanaian record between 1995 and 2003.

He received a doctorate degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 2004 and currently serves as an associate professor in the Health and Human Performance Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He also volunteers as a Track & Field assistant coach at MTSU in the horizontal jumping events.

Dr. Owusu is the country (Ghana) coordinator for the Ghana School-based Student Health Surveillance System (2006-Present). The latter surveillance system is jointly managed in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ghana Education Service (GES).[2]

Dr. Owusu attended the Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School (Presec Legon) and the University of Alabama, where he was an 8-time All-American with the Alabama Crimson Tide's Track and Field Team, competing in the long jump and triple jump. He became the University's record-holder in the Long Jump of Indoor Track and the Triple Jump of Outdoor Track, and was the 1996 NCAA National Champion in the Long Jump of NCAA Indoor Track and Field. He competed in the Summer 1996 Olympic Games (Atlanta) and 2000 Olympic Games (Sydney), representing Ghana.[3]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ghana
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 12th Long jump 7.36 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 18th (q) Long jump 7.85 m
All-Africa Games Harare, Zimbabwe 2nd Long jump 8.01 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 16th (q) Long jump 7.91m m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 8th Triple jump 17.11 m
1998 African Championships Dakar, Senegal 1st Triple jump 17.03 m
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd Triple jump 16.84 m
1999 World Championships Paris, France 18th (q) Triple jump 16.63 m
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 1st Triple jump 16.89 m
2000 African Championships Algiers, Algeria 1st Triple jump 16.69 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 38th (q) Triple jump 14.12 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 4th Triple jump 16.84 m
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 2nd Triple jump 17.02 m (w)
2003 World Championships Paris, France 8th Triple jump 16.86 m
All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 1st Triple jump 16.41 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 19th (q) Triple jump 16.64 m
  • 1996 NCAA National Champion in Long Jump Indoor Track and Field - first place

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived May 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Ghana - CDC Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS)". CDC.gov. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Ɔdadeɛ.org: Presec Old Boys' Association". Odadee.org. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Francis Dodoo
Triple JumpGhana
1998 – present
Incumbent
Notes and references
1. Ghana Home Page