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!

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