Grace Obour Competes In Her First Cross Country

Grace Obour Competes In Her First Cross Country

Grace Obour Competes In Her First Cross Country
Grace Obour Competes In Her First Cross Country. Image © Grace Obour Official Instagram

The youngest African Championship bronze medallist in the 400m Grace Obour has competed in her first-ever cross country championship in her career on Saturday, 29th January 2022 at the maiden edition of the Ghana Armed Forces Cross Country Championship. 

The event was held at the Air Force Golf Park in the Greater Accra Region.

She made history as the only sprinter in Ghana to compete in a major and competitive cross country championship in Ghana.

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Grace was acknowledged for her effort and winning the bronze at the African Games post the start of the race. She was honoured by Rear Admiral Moses Beick-Baffour (Commandant GAFCSC). He advised and encouraged her to continue her athletics career to lift the name of Ghana high around the world.

In the first 80 metres of the 8km stretch, Obour was part of the leading group and she was running side by side with the winner Lariba Sakat, Sarah Koomson, Titi Rosina, Elizabeth Azure amongst others but she dropped from the 1000 metres into the race.

“I wanted to try the cross country and my main aim is to get endurance”, the African bronze medallist, Grace Obour said.
She managed to finish the 8km race and scored points for her team the University of Ghana. Although their team couldn’t make up for the podium they deserve to be applauded.

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Grace is currently the fastest woman in Ghana after she won the 2021 Ghana Human Fastest Meet final at the Paa Joe Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Most of the athletes were happy to meet her and encourage her to take part in most of the shot road events from time to time.

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  1. Ibrahim, I’m proud of you. I pray you reach where ever you want to 🙏🏽🤲🏽📿 I hope to see you…

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