Accra, Ghana – The CAA Region II Athletics Championship came to a close on Wednesday at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium, with Ghana emerging as the overall second with Nigeria placing first.

The two-day event, which brought together athletes from 13 countries in the region, was hailed as a resounding success as athletes from various countries recorded impressive performances.

“This championship has been a showcase of excellence, and I am thrilled to see our athletes perform so well winning a number of Gold medals,” said Hon. Mustapha Ussif, Minister of Youth and Sports. “Ghana has proven once again that we are a force to be reckoned with in athletics, and I congratulate our team for their hard work and dedication.”

The Ghanaian team won a total of 25 medals, including 10 gold, 9 silver, and 6 bronze, with Nigeria and Burkina Faso finishing first and third respectively.

Ghana’s gold medalists included: Laribat Sakat (Women’s 5000m), Mary Boakye (Women’s 200m), Faustina Owusu (Women’s Discus), Esther Obenewaa (Women’s High Jump), David Nakousi ( Men 1500m), Kennedy Ocansey (Men’s High Jump), Edwin Gadayi (Men’s 100m & 200m), Women’s 4x100m Relay, Men’s 4x400m Relay Team.

The team’s success was attributed to their intense training and dedication. “We worked hard for this moment, and it feels amazing to emerge victorious,” said Edwin Gadayi, gold medalist in the Men’s 200m.

“The level of competition was high, and it’s clear that the region has talented athletes,” said Mr. Tanobok Okowa, President of CAA Region II. “I commend the Ghana Athletics Association for hosting a fantastic event, and I look forward to seeing the impact of this championship on the development of athletics in the region.”

The championship saw some impressive performances, with several athletes setting new personal bests and breaking national records. The crowd was electric, cheering on their favorite athletes and creating an atmosphere that was both festive and competitive.

“The success of this championship is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our athletes, coaches, officials and especially the Local Organizing Committee led by Dr. Kwame Baah-Nuakoh,” said Fuseini Bawah, President of the Ghana Athletics. “We are proud to have hosted a successful event, and we look forward to building on this momentum in the future.”
At the championship Ghana’s team showed their prowess in the sprints, distance races, hurdles, relays, and field events sweeping a number Gold medals.

As the curtain came down on the CAA Region II Athletics Championship, Ghana celebrated its triumph and the region hailed the event as a resounding success. The championship has set the bar high for future events, and Ghana has cemented its position as a leader in regional athletics.”

Meanwhile, Team Ghana will reassembled on Monday to commence preparation for the upcoming Africa Athletics Championship in Cameroon.

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