Azure Elizabeth The Uncelebrated Ghanaian Female Hero
Azure Elizabeth is a semi – professional female Ghanaian athlete. Azure started her primary education at Tempane primary but her sporting career begun from Garu-Tempane District. During the inter-district selection to Accra for Milo Marathon, She placed 14th position but her talents and potentials were spotted by Mr. Boinde Boniface popularly known as Coach Boniface and with the concerns from the parents she was adopted by him to manage her education and sports. She was brought to Navrongo. She started schooling and training there in the year 2010. Azure Elizabeth joined the High Morale Sports Club. She became the Upper East overall best athlete in the year 2015.
She was the only athlete in the year 2015 to win a gold medal in the opening ceremony competition for Wa, Upper East Region. Azure Elizabeth The Uncelebrated Ghanaian Female Hero
Below are some of her personal best times in the National Circuit Championship and Open Championships:
- 1500m 4:32 seconds
- 5000m 16:52 seconds
- 10000m 35:29 seconds
- 21km 01:15 minutes
- 42km 02:47 minutes
|Accra International Marathon||21km||01:36 minutes||1st||Accra, 2014|
|Milo Marathon||42km||4th||Accra, 2015|
|Milo Marathon||42km||02:47 minutes||1st||Accra, 2016|
|Millennium Half Marathon||21km||01:22 minutes||2nd||Accra, 2016|
|Millennium Half Marathon||21km||01:20 minutes||1st||Accra, 2017|
|Millennium Half Marathon||21km||01:19 minutes||1st||Accra, 2018|
|Millennium Half Marathon||21km||01:18 minutes||1st||Accra, 2019|
|Kumasi Marathon||21km||01:15 minutes||1st||Kumasi, 2019|
|King of the Mountain||1st||Aburi, 2018|
|Akropong Marathon||42km||1st||Akropong, 2019|
|Abidjan Marathon||42km||1st||Abidjan, 2017|
|Abidjan Marathon||42km||2nd||Abidjan, 2018|
Azure Elizabeth was taken to Kenya for a seminar /workshop on women in steeplechase. She placed 3rd in 3000m steeplechase among other countries top athletes.
She was 1st in 3000m steeple chase with a time of 10:28 at Tamale Sports Stadium during the Circuit Championship. Azure’s time helped her qualification time in the all the African Games but unfortunately she was dropped for unknown reason. Why was Azure dropped out?
Due to her athletic performance, she was given a sports scholarship at University of Development Studies (UDS) to study Development of Education. Azure Elizabeth did the impossible when she was at University of Development Studies (UDS), she won all the middle and long distance races and cross country competitions during Ghana Universities of Sports Association (GUSA) Games.
|Ghana Universities of Sports Association (GUSA) Games|
|International University Sports Federation (FISU)|
|International University Sports federation (FISU), Ethiopia.|
Azure Elizabeth is now serving in the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and still an active athlete in sporting competitions.
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