Ghanaian sprinter Flings Owusu-Agyapong is the fastest woman in Africa today, according to the IAAF records for the 100m in 2013.
The USA-based athlete clocked 11.39 seconds in the April 13th Hurricane Alumni Invitational Outdoor Track & Field competition in Florida, to set a new personal best.
The 2012 Africa 100m finalist had shown signs good form during the Indoor season, after running the 60 meters in 7.27 seconds in Toronto.
Agyapong’s time is the best in Africa to date, according to the available records on the IAAF website. Liberia’s Phobay Kutu-Akoi is ranked second with a time of 11.43 and Stephanie Kalu of Nigeria 11.55 secs.
The Ghanaian athlete is just 3/100ths away from the 2013 World Championship qualifying time, needing to run 11.36 secs to secure her ticket to the Championship in Moscow, Russia this August.
Her 2013 season so far has been sweet revenge for not qualifying for the London Olympics, after the fiasco that undermined the chances of the youthful crop of Ghanaian athletes at last year’s African Championships in Porto Novo, Benin.