Zonal II Games: Mensah Quianoo Wins Women’s 100m In Sunyani

Doris Quainoo Mensah

Early Life and Education

Doris Quainoo Mensah is an upcoming Ghanaian track and field athlete. She is specialising in sprint events, 100 metres, 200 metres, and 400 metres. She hails from Gomoa Dawurampong in the Central Region of Ghana but stays at Mobile Force, 37 in Accra. She was born on 17th March 2001 to Mr. John Mensah Quainoo and Mrs. Confort Akrowaa, and the second born of four (4) siblings.

She is currently in her 3rd year at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and she is offering Sociology and Social Work.

Athletics Career

She began her athletics journey in class six (6) while she was at the 37 Military Hospital Basic School, Accra. She commenced in 100 metres, 200 metres, and 400 metres as her main events. Doris was a four-time champion in 100 metres, 200 metres, and 400 metres events in the Inter-Schools Competition at the basic level.

She completed her Junior High School in 2016 and gained a scholarship into TI Ahmediyya Senior High School (AMASS), Kumasi Ashanti Region.

She was handed a school call-up during her second (2nd) year in AMASS where she did 100 metres hurdles and was also part of the relay events. Doris Quainoo’s main events at the Senior High School level were 100 metres hurdles, relay events, and long jump respectively. She was privileged to train under some of the best coaches in Ghana, Madam Mariam of TI AMASS, and coach Mourinho during that period.

Doris qualified and represented Ashanti Region at the Regional competition held in Bolgatanga, and won a silver medal in the 100 metres Hurdles event.

She graduated from Senior High School in 2019 and gained admission into Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and she is currently at level 300.

She took part in the 2020 Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games held at the University of Ghana, Accra. She again won a bronze medal in the women’s 100 metres Hurdles event. At the university level, she is training under Coach Abu and my events have been streamlined to 100 metres and 100 metres hurdles respectively.

Her Inspiration

She is inspired by Olympic athletes like Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jetta, and Allison Felix, and her aim is to represent Ghana at the Olympic level one day.

By: Awal Sule Mohammed

Source: www.athleticshour.com

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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