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A Historic Moment For Young Blessing Andoh Robert As He Clinches Highest On The Podium At Junior Olympics Championships

Meet the young and vibrant Blessing Andoh Robert of the Great Ashanti Athletics Club (GAAC) and the fastest male athlete in the under 13 category at the just ended maiden edition of the Junior Olympic Championship. A historic moment for young Blessing Andoh Robert as he clinches highest on the podium at Junior Olympics Championships.

The maiden edition of the Junior Olympics Championships has unearthed a lot of talents in Ghana. The Junior Olympics Championships was held at the Paa Joe Sports Stadium in Kumasi with the aim of introducing the kids to athletics at an early stage.

The two-day event saw a lot of athletes from different parts of the country take part. There were a lot of disciplines and athletes came from all the various parts of Ghana to compete in the maiden edition of the event.

Athleticshour.com can confirm that indeed there are a lot of talents that go wasted each year in Africa not only in Ghana. All the athletes were eager to make name for themselves especially the kids as you can see from their eyes.

Blessing Andoh Robert is a basic 4 student at the Eden Academy Basic School at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Blessing was born on 18th July 2012 in Kumasi to Mr. Paul Tuffour and Mrs. Abigail Afriyie. He is specialising in track and field events. Leslie competed in the under 13 category and he was the fastest athlete on the day during the championship. He ran 60 metres dash in 8.97 seconds.

Blessing is a member of the Great Ashanti Athletics Club (GAAC) and coached by one renowned Mr. Paul Tuffour popularly known as Coach Koora. Coach Koora is the regional technical and head coach of the Ashanti Regional Athletics Association.

According to Coach Koora, Blessing trains two times a week and that’s okay for him. The most interesting aspect of the story was that Blessing is the second child to the famous Coach Koora. Coach Koora was a former Ghana National Athlete and he has represented the country in several competitions in and outside Ghana.

Blessing is a very promising athlete. The question that many are asking is that are we going to get the next Koora on the track again?

Under 13 Leading results

  1. Blessing Andoh Robert – 8.97
  2. Vincent Adu-Gyamfi – 9.16
  3. Leslie Kojo Esumang – 9.30
  4. Osei Kwaku Afriyie -10.23
A Historic Moment For Young Blessing Andoh Robert As He Clinches Highest On The Podium At Junior Olympics Championships
Blessing receiving award from Coach Koora
A Historic Moment For Young Blessing Andoh Robert As He Clinches Highest On The Podium At Junior Olympics Championships
Under 13 Athletes
A Historic Moment For Young Blessing Andoh Robert As He Clinches Highest On The Podium At Junior Olympics Championships
Blessing Andoh Robert (left) and Leslie Kojo Essuman (right)

Source: www.athleticshour.com

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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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