VIDEO: Olympian Ohene Karikari once the fastest man in Africa

VIDEO: Olympian Ohene Karikari once the fastest man in Africa

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Ohene Karikari one of the greatest sprinters in Africa was from Ghana. He went to Opoku Ware Senior High School in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. He has a personal best of 10.39 seconds in the 100m dash set in 1979. VIDEO: Olympian Ohene Karikari once the fastest man in Africa.

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He was once the fastest man in Africa in the 100 metres dash. He was a sprinter and won multiple races for Ghana both local and international.

In 1974, he won bronze in the 100m dash and silver in the 4 × 100m relays for Ghana at the Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: Olympian Ohene Karikari once the fastest man in Africa
Ohene Karkari silver Commonwealth Games, 1974

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He represented Ghana at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. West Germany.

He won two gold medals at the 1973 All African Games in Lagos, Nigeria.

He also won bronze medal at the 1978 All African Games in Algiers, Algeria.

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‘Ore of Ghana’s Athletics heroes, Ohene Karikari, fastest man in Africa 1973 and the one and only great George Daniel, who had a very bad bow legs, so bad that when he got the US, he was told he wouldn’t be able to do much because of those bow legs, well , boy did he prove them wrong, he, together with his bow legs, held the world record at one time as the fastest man in the world over the 100 yards, yes a Ghanaian’’, wrote by an anonymous source.

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Rekes Brobbey wrote on his official Twitter handle on 5th November 2015 “Adidas Ghana supports Olympians past and future! Mike Ahey, 1964 Tokyo Olympics Ohene Karikari, 1972 Munich Olympics”

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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