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Deborah Acquah Sets New National Long Jump Record
Deborah Acquah smashes the national record in the women’s long jump with a massive 6.81m (+1.6). Her new mark breaks the 14-year-old national record set by Ruky Abdulai in 2007. Deborah Acquah Sets New National Long Jump Record.
Rukaytu ‘Ruky’ Abdulai is a Canadian long jumper and heptathlete, who holds dual citizenship with Ghana. She won the bronze medal for the long jump at the 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade, Serbia, with an astonishing mark of 6.44 metres. Rukaytu ‘Ruky’ Abdulai was part of the Team Canada Beijing 2008.
Born: August 8, 1985
Place: Accra
Nationality: Canadian
Events: Long Jump, Heptathlon
Rukaytu ‘Ruku’ Abdulai after setting the long jump record switched nationality to Canada and represent them in Beijing 2008.
Deborah Acquah Sets New National Long Jump Record
Deborah also got agonizingly close to the automatic qualification mark for the Tokyo Olympics. She missed the mark by 1cm (1/3 rd of an inch). The mark of 6.81m currently ranks her 8th in the world and number 1 in Africa.
She now holds both the indoor and outdoor long jump national records; 6.65m and 6.81m respectively. Deborah Acquah Sets New National Long Jump Record
Below is the official results.
Deborah Acquah has been improving always after breaking the National Indoor Record. The last time she missed the Olympic Automatic Qualification 5cm. But this time is just 1cm to get the Olympic Automatic Qualification Time. I believe Deborah Acquah can do it and there is still hope.
For me, I call her the Eagle of Ghana.
Deborah Acquah demolishes the indoor national triple jump record with a massive mark of 14.27m at the 2021 NCAA DI Indoor Championships. The mark is 5cm off the Tokyo Olympic Games automatic standard. Below is her Indoor National Record.
The official results. Deborah Acquah Sets New National Long Jump Record

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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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