Glorious duo: Janet Mensah wins silver, Martha Bissah claims bronze at Africa Youth Games
Ghana’s Janet Mensah won silver medal in the girl’s 100m final in a time of 12.03 seconds on Day 8 of the African Youth Games.
She lost to Nigeria’s Mercy Ntia-Obong by 3 hundredths of a second.
Girl’s 100m Final
Mercy Ntia-Obong Nigeria 12.00
Janet Mensah Ghana 12.03
Prenam Pesse Togo 12.34
Ghana also won another medal in athletics as Martha Bissah emerged with the bronze medal in the girl’s 800m final in a time of 2.09.50 behind an Ethiopian and a Kenyan.
Girl’s 800m Final
Hawi Alemu Negeri Ethiopia 2.06.74
Agnes Ngovi Kenya 2.08.00
Martha Bissah Ghana 2.09.50
The country however just failed to make it to podium in the girls’ Long Jump where Felicia Frimpong put up a spirited performance to place fourth in the event after jumping 5.59m in her last attempt.
Girl’s Long Jump
Esraa Owis Egypt 5.95m
Carla Johnson South Africa 5.72m
Ugada Nyebolo Aga Ethiopia 5.67m
Felicia Frimpong Ghana 5.59m
Ghana’s medal count now reaches 8 at the 2nd Africa Youth Games in Botswana following weightlifters Jane Arkoh and Christian Amoah bagging three silver medals each in their competition back on day 2 and 3 respectively.
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