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Deborah Acquah Wins Bronze and Sets New National Record at Commonwealth Games

Deborah Acquah Wins Bronze and Sets New National Record at Commonwealth Games – Ghana’s record holder in the women’s long jump, Deborah Acquah has secured a bronze medal in the women’s long jump event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

The 26-year old finished in third place behind Nigeria’s Ese Brume and Australia’s Brooke Buschkuel.

She jumped a personal best of 6.94m on her first attempt to win bronze, Brume jumped a games record of 7.00m to win Gold and Buschkuel recorded a 6.95m jump to win silver.

Acquah only arrived in Birmingham 48 hours before her scheduled event on Friday, August 5, 2022 and recorded a jump of 6.85 to book her spot in the final.

She becomes the first Ghanaian woman in history to win a Long Jump medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Deborah Acquah becomes Ghana’s fifth medalist at the Birmingham games and Ghana’s 2nd medalist in the track and field events after Joseph Paul Amoah won bronze in the men’s 200m final on Saturday.

Women’s Long Jump Results

1 Ese Brume NGR 7.00 GR
2 Brooke Buschkuehl AUS 6.95
3 Deborah Acquach GHA 6.94 PB
4 Jazmin Sawyers ENG 6.84 SB
5 Lorraine Ugen ENG 6.60
6 Ruth Usoro NGR 6.56
7 Ackeulia Smith JAM 6.55
8 Filippa Fotopoulou CYP 6.47
9 Christabel Nettey CAN 6.41
10 Samantha Dale AUS 6.32
11 Tyra Gittens TTO 6.27
12 Abigail Irozuru ENG 6.19
13 Lakshini Sarangi Silva Sandaradura SRI 6.07


By Athleticshour

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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