Ghana Junior Olympics Returns in 2023

Ghana Junior Olympics Returns in 2023

The 2023 Ghana Junior Olympics (GJO) which will be the second edition of the most anticipated youth games to be held in Ghana, West Africa.

The success of the maiden edition of the games was overwhelmed and the organisers have made a lot of improvements in the 2nd edition.

The GJO is a semi-sporting event for young people from all over the country.

But an event is distinct from other youth sports events, as they also include a series of educational activities for the athletes by protecting the athletes, working on performance, and other activities outside sports (education and future career opportunities).

According to the organisers, the sports programme is mainly based on how athletes can, improve upon their performances, get qualification times in some of the world youth championships, and gain admission into tertiary in Ghana and abroad.

Registration is strictly by a verified id card that is not less than a year old or any certified id: birth certificate, passport, or other.

“Those who competed in the under 17 and they were 17years as of the maiden edition will now compete in the under 18 and under 19”, Coach Elorm stated.

All athletes that are 20+ of age are strictly by invitation.

Below are the events with their age category

AGE GROUP EVENT
1 8-9 100m and 200m
2 10-11 100m, 200m and 400m
3 12-13 100m, 200m, 400m and Long Jump
4 14-15 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, and Long Jump and High Jump
5 16-17 100m, 200m, 400, 800m, 1500m, and Long Jump and High Jump
6 18-19 100m, 200m, 400, 800m, 1500m, and Long Jump and High Jump
7 20+ (invitational) 100m, 200m, 400, 800m, 1500m, and 4x100m

 

 

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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