Meet Naa Anang Born In Ghana But Competes For Australia

She was born in Ghana but now competes for Australia. Her name is Naa Anang, and she’s an Australian, born in Ghana.

According to her, when she was just six months old – which is half a year old – her family relocated to settle in Australia

She is the first person in Australian Athletics history to claim the women’s 100 metres dash and long jump titles at the same time.

She wrote in 2019: “As a kid, I never dreamed about being an athlete. This wasn’t part of my plan. I was born in Ghana, my family moved to Australia when I was six months old. My name, Naa, means princess, but growing up with two older brothers meant I was more of a tomboy, used to having to fight all the time. At the end that stood to me.”

She won the National Australian Long Jump Championships title in 2017 and has the 8th best jump in the country’s history in athletics.

At the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Anang has qualified for the women’s 100 metres dash semis. She runs a heat time of 11.37 seconds.

Good luck to her!

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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