Amponsah readies for 2013 World Athletics Champs

Track & Field News of Saturday, 10 August 2013 Source: TV3 News Ghana’s promising sprint gem, Janet Amponsah, is gearing up to get on the tracks to represent Ghana at this year’s International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF) World Championship to be held in Moscow, Russia.The Championship, which begins today 10 at the Luzhniki Stadium, will see the 200m 2012 World Junior Athletics finalist race in the heats on Thursday, August 15, 2013.She is scheduled to come up against the likes of Jamaica’s Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, who has the world’s leading time of 22.13 seconds.Janet Amponsah, who was also a finalist in the 100m event at the 2012 African Athletics Championship, has promised to take advantage of the opportunity to race at the senior world stage to do her Personal Best.“I promise [Ghanaians] I am going to do my personal best,” she told TV3 last week, before her departure to Moscow.“Right now, my main aim is to qualify for the Olympics [in Rio de Janeiro] and also become a Ghana athletics queen,” she stressed.Amponsah’s best time is 23.41 sec.