List of 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]

Key to tables:   Awaiting ratification   Record not kept by GAA

ht = hand timing
* = doubtful distance
A = affected by altitude
nw = no wind measurement
OT = oversized track (> 200m in circumference)
# = not ratified by federation
y = denotes one mile


Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
100 y 9.40 (nw) Kofi Okyir 12 April 1974 United States Austin, United States
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 1:44.80 Alex Amankwah 19 May 2017 Meet of Champions United States Marietta, United States [1]
1500 m 3:43.34 Sampson Laari 26 May 2016 NCAA Division I East Preliminary United States Jacksonville, United States [2]
3000 m 8:41.83 Frederick Adongo 10 May 1998 United States Marietta, United States
5000 m 14:02.22 Sampson Laari 15 April 2016 Mt. SAC Relays United States Norwalk, United States [3]
10000 m 29:07.39 # Godwin Adukpo 11 June 2016 National Circuit Championships Ghana Cape Coast, Ghana [4]
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 [5]
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 5.40 m Jordan Yamoah 25 May 2013 NCAA Division II Championships United States Pueblo, United States [6]
9 April 2016 ASU David Noble Relays United States San Angelo, United States [7]
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 [8]
Discus throw 52.98 m Kwabena Keene 15 April 2010 ACC Championships United States Clemson, United States [9]
Hammer throw 50.56 m David Dadzie 20 May 2016 Great Lakes Elite Meet United States Ohio, United States [10]
Javelin throw 83.09 m John Ampomah 8 July 2016 Soga-Nana Memorial Ghana Cape Coast, Ghana [11]
Decathlon 7811 pts Atsu Nyamadi 21–22 April 2017 Virginia Challenge United States Charlottesville, United States [12]
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
11.24 (+1.2 m/s) 7.62 m (+1.7 m/s) 13.71 m 1.93 m 50.49 14.71 (+1.9 m/s) 45.76 m 4.40 m 59.54 m 4:42.51
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
4 × 100 m relay 38.12  Ghana
Abu Duah
Eric Nkansah
Aziz Zakari
Emmanuel Tuffour
9 August 1997 World Championships Greece Athens, Greece
4 × 400 m relay 3:04.76  Ghana
G. Effah
d. Gyasi
K. Acheampong
E. Dasor
24 July 2015 Warri Relays Nigeria Warri, Nigeria [13]

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 [14]
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 4:17.75 Agnes Abu 21 April 2017 War Eagle Invitational United States Auburn, United States [15]
3000 m 9:31.97 Lydia Mato 9 May 2015 Nebraska Invitational United States Lincoln, United States [16]
5000 m 16:31.8 Millicent Boadi 30 July 1999 Ghana Kumasi, Ghana
10000 m 35:27.23 Lydia Mato 14 May 2015 National Junior College Championships United States Hutchinson, United States [17]
Half marathon 1:16:30 Millicent Boadi 19 November 2005 Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
Marathon 2:42:12 Sakat Lariba 21 September 2015 Accra Milo Marathon Ghana Accra, Ghana
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 Canada Abbotsford, Canada
26 May 2007 United States Fresno, United States
1.89 m # Margaret Simpson 13 September 2011 Mozambique Maputo, Mozambique [18]
Pole vault
Long jump 6.70 m (+1.0 m/s) Ruky Abdulai 24 May 2007 United States Fresno, United States
Triple jump 13.93 m (+0.9 m/s) Nadia Eke 13 May 2017 France Saint-Martin, France
Shot put 15.34 m Claudia Ababio 14 April 2017 Hopkins Invitational United States Baltimore, United States [19]
Discus throw 55.08 m Claudia Ababio 8 April 2017 Virginia Quad United States Charlottesville, United States [20]
Hammer throw 59.63 m Linda Benin 22 May 2011 Championnats Nationaux Interclubs Elite Finale France Bondoufle, France [21]
Javelin throw 56.36 m [22] Margaret Simpson 7 August 2005 World Championships Finland Helsinki, Finland [23]
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
50 km walk (road)
4 × 100 m relay 42.67  Ghana
Flings Owusu-Agyapong
Gemma Acheampong
Beatrice Gyaman
Janet Amponsah
8 July 2016 Soga-Nana Memorial Ghana Cape Coast, Ghana [24]
4 × 400 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
55 m 6.02 A Leonard Myles-Mills 22 February 1997 United States Colorado Springs, United States
60 m 6.45 A Leonard Myles-Mills 20 February 1999 United States Colorado Springs, United States
200 m 20.89 Emmanuel Dasor 25 February 2016 Conference USA Championships United States Birmingham, United States [25]
20.61 A OT Leonard Myles-Mills 20 February 1999 United States Colorado Springs, United States
400 m 46.21 Emmanuel Dasor 25 February 2016 Conference USA Championships United States Birmingham, United States [26]
600 m 1:17.62 Alex Amankwah 31 January 2016 KMS Invitational United States Birmingham, United States [27]
800 m 1:46.86 Alex Amankwah 24 January 2015 Vanderbilt Invitational United States Birmingham, United States [28]
1500 m
Mile 3:58.75 Sampson Laari 26 February 2017 BU Last Chance Meet United States Boston, United States [29]
3000 m 8:05.88 Sampson Laari 14 January 2017 Vanderbilt Commodore Invite United States Nashville, United States [30]
60 m hurdles
High jump 2.08 m Kingsley Adams 1973 United States United States
Pole vault 5.41 m [31] Jordan Yamoah 12 March 2016 NCAA Division II Championships United States Pittsburg, United States [32]
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 [33]
Heptathlon 5465 pts Atsu Nyamadi 24–25 February 2016 Conference USA Championships United States Birmingham, United States [34]
7.10 (60 m), 7.13 m (long jump), 13.27 m (shot put), 2.00 m (high jump) / 8.50 (60 m hurdles), 4.00 m (pole vault), 2:45.93 (1000 m)
5000 m walk
4 × 400 m relay

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
55 m 7.03 Gemma Acheampong 5 February 2016 Crimson Elite United States Cambridge, United States [35]
60 m 7.18 Vida Anim 27 February 2004 Germany Chemnitz, Germany
Flings Owusu-Agyapong 16 January 2015 Gotham Cup United States New York City, United States [36]
Gemma Acheampong 22 February 2015 Patriot League Championships United States Annapolis, United States [37]
6.9 (ht) Alice Annum 17 June 1975 West Germany Mainz, West Germany
200 m 23.34 Flings Owusu-Agyapong 12 February 2016 David Hemery Invitatonal United States Boston, United States [38]
300 m 39.50 Gemma Acheampong 6 December 2014 Boston University Opener United States Boston, United States [39]
400 m 56.10 Akosua Serwaa 11 January 2004 Germany Leverkusen, Germany
55.10 # Ruky Abdulai 16 February 2002 Belgium Ghent, Belgium
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
1000 m 2:58.42 A Lydia Mato 7 March 2015 NJCAA Championships United States Albuquerque, United States [40]
1500 m 4:56.83y Agnes Abu 25 February 2016 Conference USA Championships United States Birmingham, United States [41]
Mile 4:56.83 Agnes Abu 25 February 2016 Conference USA Championships United States Birmingham, United States [42]
3000 m 10:10.73 A Lydia Mato 6 March 2015 NJCAA Championships United States Albuquerque, United States [43]
5000 m 17:14.40 Lydia Mato 16 January 2015 Holiday Inn Invite United States Lincoln, United States [44]
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 13.49 m Nadia Eke 4 March 2016 United States New York, United States [45]
Shot put 14.84 m Julia Agawu 1 March 2013 Fayetteville Arkansas Final Qualifier United States Fayetteville, United States
Weight throw 19.59 m Emelda Malm-Annan 11 December 2015 University of Wyoming Power Meet United States Laramine, United States [46]
Pentathlon 3742 pts Elizabeth Dadzie 24 February 2016 Conference USA Championships United States Birmingham, United States [47]
8.72 (60 m hurdles), 1.57 m (high jump), 10.50 m (shot put), 5.99 m (long jump), 2:32.35 (800 m)
3000 m walk
4 × 400 m relay

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  31. ^ outdoor mark ratified as absolute record
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