Francis Yin Ghanaian Athlete

Francis Yin Ghanaian Athlete

Francis Yin Ghanaian Athlete
Francis Yin

Francis Yin is an upcoming Ghanaian track and field athlete. He is specialising in middle-long distance events. Yin was born on 10th April 1997 at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana but he grew in a village called Gorogo-Tongo in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region. He started his primary education at Gorogo Primary School in Tongo in 2006 – 2012 and later returned back to Obuasi to attend Rams Preparatory and Junior High School in 2012 – 2015. He proceeded to Navrongo Senior High school in Navrongo, 2015 – 2018. In 2018 he joined the University of Ghana and completed in 2020. Currently, a graduate holding an associate degree in public administration with a GPA of above 3.5. And also done with his national service.




Degree in Public Administration





Personal Best

800 metres – 1:58 seconds

1500 metres – 4:11 seconds

2 miles – 10:07 seconds

5000 metres – 16:11 seconds

8000 metres – 26:43 seconds

10,000 metres – 32:12 seconds

15km – 54:00 seconds

21km – 60: 11 seconds


Best Athlete of the year at Navrongo Senior High School in 2018









Inter-District Cross-Country Championship 10th.  Inter-Regional Cross-Country at Cape Coast.


Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Cross-Country


University of Ghana Inter-Halls Cross Country Games (5th) 10km – 33:14 seconds. University of Ghana Inter-Halls Games 5000m – 16:11 seconds. University of Ghana Inter-Halls Games 1500m – 4:16 seconds. University of Ghana Team 4th in the GUSA Cross-Country at the University of Energy and Natural Resources. GF Sports Cross Country 12km – 27th place. International Barclay’s Bank 10km – 3rd place at Accra, University of Ghana campus.


Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games 5000m -16:15 seconds for University of Ghana. National Cross-Country 12km – Greater Accra Team organised in Gomoa-Ajumako in the Central Region. 25.11 Secondi-Takoradi Marathon 21km – 1:16 minutes – 27th place.


National Sports Authority (NSA) National Cross-Country Championship, Greater Accra team, Western North, Sefwi Wiaso 10km – 32:12 seconds. Adenta 15km Race – 54:00 seconds – 5th position.


29.01 Ghana Armed Forces Cross Country Championship – 10km – 36:24.48 *et* – 49th place. 26.02 National Cross Country Championship – Akim Oda – 10km – 32:17.99 – 23rd. 3.09 Millennium Marathon -21km – 1:11:30 – 15th

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Updated* 01.02.2022, 03.04.2022, 09.19.2022

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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