Leo Myles-Mills sends a farewell message to Team Ghana

Leo Myles-Mills sends a farewell message to Team Ghana

Leo Myles-Mills a former national record holder in the 100m dash wishes the Ghana Team well ahead of their upcoming race.  The Ghana Athletics team at the Tokyo Olympic Games are among the youngest team going in for the games. Although about 99 percent of the athletes are their first time going to the Olympics.

Leo congratulated the team on their hard work and told them to be of themselves. He later said he will always love them no matter the outcome. He wished them good luck and charged them to do their best in the games. Leo Myles-Mills sends a farewell message to Team Ghana.

A Little History of Leo’s career.

Leo was a 100m semifinalist at the 2004 Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece. In the 100m preliminary round, he set the stadium ablaze thereby placing a third in his heat. He secured qualification from his heat in a season’s best time in the 100m dash.

Leo Myles-Mills was the first Ghanaian athlete to break the 10-second barrier.

In the second preliminary round, he also managed to qualify for the semi-final. He finished third in his race and further improved upon his season’s best time in the same event. He finished the semi-final in sixth place in his race. Unfortunately, Leo Myles-Mills did not qualify for the final.

Leo’s national 100m record of 9.98s was demolished by Benjamin Azamati earlier this year with 9.97s at Texas relays on March 26, 2021, in the United States of America.

Leo’s Personal best(s)

100-meter dash: 9.98 seconds in 1999

200-meter dash: 20.54 seconds in 1998

He won a gold medal in the 1999 All African Games in the 100-meter dash in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He won a bronze medal in the 2003 All African Games in the 100-meter dash in Abuja, Nigeria.

He won a bronze medal in the 1998 African Athletics Championships in the 100-meter dash in Dakar, Senegal.

He is the African Record Holder in the 60-meter dash in 6.45 seconds.

Leo Myles-Mills is a 2 time Ghanaian Olympian. He represented Ghana at the Summer 2000 Olympic Games and Summer 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

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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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