Sarah Koomson the Hero from UDS

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.

One of Ghana’s problem in development of Athletics is the transition from the amateur - professional athlete. This was GUSA 2020 women's 5000m final. First lady is Sarah Koomson (University for Development Studies). She won both 5000m and 10000m events. She has been since consist and winning a lot races. She placed second in the women's 10,000m race in the 2022 Federation of African University Sports (FASU) Games that was held at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. She defended her GUSA Cross Country Competition at 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 His 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. Her Achievements in 2022 Season ✔️FASU Games 10000 - 2nd ✔️GUSA Cross Country - 1st ✔️Millennium Marathon (21km) - 2nd
Sarah Koomson leading the 2022 GUSA women’s 5000m at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium. Photo © 442gh

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

Sarah placed second at the 2022 Millennium Marathon in Accra.

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

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 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 the 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 "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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