A dream Come True For Nadia Eke Olympian

A dream Come True For Nadia Eke Olympian

Nadia Eke the Ghanaian Triple Jump Record Holder was in action this morning. She jumped three times in her preliminary round to be able to qualify for the next stage. Unfortunately, all her jumps were counted as null and void due to technical errors.

She was the only track and field lady who managed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games. She was going into the games as an amateur Olympian and learning more for her future competitions.

Nadia is now 28 years and she has another 10 years ahead of her to compete. Although getting the Olympic Qualification time takes years of preparation, time, and dedication. You need to sacrifice and sometimes leave your family to train else. That qualification alone speaks about how the athletes have really worked hard to reach this stage. A dream come true for Nadia Eke Olympian.


The full list of the qualified athletes. The qualification standard was 14.40 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q)

Group A

  1. Yulimar Rojas = 14.77
  2. Ana Peleteiro = 14.62 SB
  3. Catherine Ibarguen = 14.37 SB
  4. Kimberly Williams = 14.30
  5. Keturah Orji = 14.26

Group B

  1. Thea Lafond = 14.60 NR
  2. Patricia Mamona = 14.54
  3. Liadagmis Povea = 14.50
  4. Shanieka Ricketts = 14.43
  5. Hanna Minenko = 14.36 SB
  6. Rouguy Diallo = 14.29
  7. Kristina Makela = 14.21

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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