Being A Female Athlete Is Not Easy – Grace Obour

Being A Female Athlete Is Not Easy – Grace Obour

In sports being a champion is not achieved on a silver platter. You need to meander your way to the top and after, maintaining it, is also another journey on its own. Most of the world champions in sports have confirmed it and they also say it takes few people to be able to maintain this spot.

You need to be consistent, hardworking, smart working, disciplined, and motivated.

Grace Obour is a Ghanaian national track and field athlete. She specialises in sprint events, 100 metres, 200 metres, and 400 metres. She won a bronze medal at the 2019 African Games in 400 metres. She is also the current fastest female athlete in Ghana in 2021, after winning the Ghana Fastest Human Meet final at the Paa Joe Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Athleticshour.com saw a video of Obour on her official Instagram account, reflecting on how people see her as a female athlete and the perceptions they have about her.

“One thing you need to know is that being a champion is not easy when you start to do the sports as a lady. A lot of people will say all sorts of words about you. As a lady you shouldn’t run, if not you will become something else. Sometimes, some of the things that they will say about you if you are strong enough or motivated you will just give up”, disclosed Grace Obour.

She was motivating her fellow female athletes not to give up no matter what will happen. She also added that running sometimes can be difficult, because sometimes you can become last during competitions but keep on training. Most of our sportswomen are facing and going through harassment each and every day. Because the society doesn’t value the sportswomen and that’s also another reason most of our women are afraid to do the sports. The trauma and anxiety the women endure as an athlete is still growing each day. This video was done just in 2021 after Grace won the final of the Ghana Fastest Human Meet in Kumasi.

Grace Obour was among the few athletes who were selected to bear the Queen’s Baton Relay in Ghana. The Queen’s Baton Relay was to create awareness of the upcoming Commonwealth Games in 2022. The games will be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Watch the full video here

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  1. Ibrahim, I’m proud of you. I pray you reach where ever you want to 🙏🏽🤲🏽📿 I hope to see you…

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