Sarah Koomson the Hero from UDS
One of Ghana’s problems in the development of Athletics is the transition from amateur – professional athlete.
This picture was Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games 2020 women’s 5000m final at the University of Ghana (UG) Sports Stadium in Accra.
The first lady is Sarah Koomson of the University for Development Studies (UDS). She won both 5000m and 10000m events.
She has been consistent and won a lot of races thereafter. She placed second in the women’s 10,000m race in the 2022 Federation of African University Sports (FASU) Games – 10th FASU Games – that was held at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.
She defended her GUSA Cross Country Competition at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in Ho, Volta Region.
She placed 2nd in the 2022 Millennium Marathon in a time of 1:20:28
She is coached by Yelewana Zenanta. A former Ghana National Sprinter Athlete and now sprinters coach at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale Northern Region. Coach Yelewana is amongst the youngest coaches in the world to handle a university athletics team.
Sarah is now a potential athlete for the Ghana Armed Forces Athletics Team.
Her Achievements in the 2022 Season
✔️FASU Games 10000 – 2nd
✔️GUSA Cross Country – 1st
✔️Millennium Marathon (21km) – 2nd