Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah has retained the gold medal she won in the African Athletics Championship (AAC) in Mauritius in 2022.

At the 2024 competition in Douala, she cleared a bar of 1.87m to win the gold again, fast establishing her credentials as the best on the continent.

That is a consistent performance given that she also won the gold medal at the 2023 African Games, Accra 2023, clearing the bar at 1.90m.

In Mauritius, she won the gold with a 1.79m clearance and though the mark in Douala was an improvement, the 2024 Olympic Games-bound star says that could have been better.

She blamed the poor tracks which made take off a bit cumbersome for impeding her, as she had in May, cleared 1.97m at the NCAA in the USA, a clearance good enough to earn her spot for the Paris Games.

“I’m happy I won, but it could have been better. I think the tracks were not good enough for a smooth take off.

“I was not happy that I had to make two attempts to be able to make the mark. It was frustrating, but thank God I made it,” Amoanimaa Yeboah said.

The silver medal was on by Nigeria’s Adenisa Temitope who cleared 1.84m and Guinea’s Fatoumata Balley won bronze by also clearing 1.84m on her third attempt.

Ghana’s Esther Benewaa finished 10th in the competition, recording a clearance of 1.65m.

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