Ghana grabs three silver at Special Olympics World Games
Article Posted on 2015-08-03

Over 7000 athletes from 165 countries participated in the world games.

Ghana was represented at the July 23 - August 3 competition by four athletes, comprising Princess Okyere, Latiff Toufick of Garden City Special School and Victoria Obeng of Aboom Special School in Cape Coast.

Princess won two silver medals in the 100 metres and 200 metres events in a time of 13: 81 seconds and 28:47 secs respectively while Okyere clocked 13:30 sec to win his first international medal for Ghana.

Jacent Nyamuhunge denied Princess of the ultimate prize as the Ugandan won both 100m and 200 m events for a place in sporting history. In the 100 metres, Jacent clocked 13:15 sec and ran an impressive 25:97 seconds in the 200 metres final ahead of her Ghanaian challenger to confirm her status as double sprints champion.

Despite failing to land gold, Princess was nonetheless proud of her achievement, saying it would motivate her to train harder to compete with the best in the world at future international events.

She was grateful to Coca-Cola, National Lottery Authority, Max International and Herbalife for sponsoring the Ghana team to Los Angeles to participate in the games.




Credit: Graphicoline

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