The Second Preliminary Round Of The GNPC Ghana's Fastest Human

The Second Preliminary Round of GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human 2021

The second preliminary round of the GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human meet is coming on this Saturday, April 10 at The University of Ghana, Legon Sports Stadium. Due to Covid -19, the competition was not held last year, but as all the health and safety protocols can be met, the biggest track event in West Africa currently.
The organisers have promised to put up another good and exciting event.

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Aside from the sponsors who ensure that the event comes on, the main actors are the athletes, and the big question is who will be crowned GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human for 2021? – Can we record any athlete to represent Ghana at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. Ghana has only three track and field athletes who have qualified already for the Olympic Games that’s Joseph Paul, Nadia Eke and Azamati Benjamin.

Some of the sprinters to be watched in the local arena for the Male Seniors are Kwaku Botsio a student of University of Ghana (UG), Sarfo Ansah a student of University of Development Studies (UDS), Edwin Gadayi a student of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Barnabas Aggerh and Aflamah Wallace all of University of Development Studies (UDS). When you come to the Female Seniors are Grace Obour a student of the University of Ghana (UG), Kate Agyemang a student of the University of Development Studies (UDS), Beatrice Boakye and Janet Mensah all of Ashanti Region. The under 18 athletes will also be a great event to be watched. Some of the athletes are Sherif Abdul Razak of Adisadel College and Kwartemaa Benedicta of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School. The show will revive around these athletes but some of the international athletes had also shown interest and coming this Saturday at the Legon Sports Stadium will be a memorable day in our history of Athletics and for the athletes themselves.
There are a lot of underdogs athletes who can cause mayhem and a surprise during the event.

To spice up the programme, the organisers have added the T54 100m wheelchair race to help our two disabled stars to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Sports Personality of the year Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe and Maclean Atsu Dzidzienyo will race in between the races.
This comes as a compliment to covid requirements, there will be no Under 10 and Under 15.  Athletes registration of athletes will start around 8 am. After that athletes will be allowed to warm up for the main event to begin from 1 pm in the afternoon.

The event is sponsored by Ghana National Petroleum Co-operation (GNPC), Adidas,  Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), Kriate Lync, Wrenco and Global Media Alliance (GMA).
Reks Brobbey, deputy chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2023 African Games is the brain behind it. Reks Bobbey is also a former Ghana Sprinter and a Ghanaian Olympian. Reks represented Ghana at the world stage that’s the 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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