Ghanaian female sprinters Janet Amponsah and Hor Halutie have both qualified for the women’s 100m finals at the on-going African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria.
But male sprinter Emmanuel Yeboah misses out after finishing 3rd in his semi final with a time of 10.49sec.
Hor finished 3rd in her semi final race with a time of 11.61sec, bettering her 11.77sec run in the heats yesterday.
Ivorian sprint queen Marie Josee Ta Lou finished first in semi final 1, clocking 11.26sec.Amponsah finished second in the second semi finals, crossing the finishing line in 11.68sec, same time as Joy Udo-Gabriel who finished first.
“I’ve won medals in the 4x100m relays at the African championships but never a medal in the individual events. Hopefully, I’ll get a medal this time,” Amponsah said.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Joy Udo-Gabriel says she is not under any pressure as she qualified for the final of the Women 100m. She told NetbuzzAfrica.com that she was delighted to be in the final.
“I am very excited to be in the finals of the 100m, I am not under any pressure, I am also happy to run at home,” she said.
The 18-year-old athlete said that Ivorian Marie-Josee Talou was the only threat to her, adding that running with her would help her to improve on her time.
There were three men’s semifinals on Thursday while there were only two women’s semi final events which meant the first three in the women’s race automatically make the final while only the top two are guaranteed passage into this afternoon’s final.
Both Hor and Amponsah qualified automatically by virtue of position, by finishing 3rd.