Video: Flings Owusu-Agyapong: Future generations will have something to look forward to

Video: Flings Owusu-Agyapong: Future generations will have something to look forward to

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Flings Acceptance PhotoThe 2016 Kempinski Liquid Sports Ghana Awards was sponsored by the Kempinski Hotel Hold Coast City, Ethiopian Airlines, Kwese Free Sports, the Ghana Triathlon Federation and the Sports Directorate, University of Ghana, Legon.

Sprinter Flings Owusu-Agyapong was named as the 2016 Kempinski Liquid Sports Ghana female athlete of the year at the annual awards, held at the plush Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra on Saturday, 29th April, 2017.

Flings Owusu-Agyapong had a breakthrough season in 2016. The U.S. based athlete was one of the early qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, running back to back qualifying marks of 11.30s(PB) and 11.26s(PB) in the women’s 100m.

Ghana's women's 4x100m relay joyShe helped the national women’s 4x100m relay team to win silver at the CAA Championships in Durban, South Africa before leading the team to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games in spectacular fashion at the Soga Nana Memorial meet in Cape Coast, recording a new national record 42.67s(NR) in the process.

In a video message at the event, Flings Owusu-Agyapong commented: “I’m really grateful for having chosen me for this award,” said Flings whose award was announced by the Second Vice President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Nii Adote Din Barima I, Mpoase Mantse, Sempe Division of the Ga Traditional Area.

“I know there are a lot of us who put in a lot of great work this year and I’m just really thankful for the support. I think things like this (award) is not only important for us, but for future generations to have something to look forward to.”

“It is nice to be appreciated, to be given something you put some much hard work into. I just want to say thank you so much for selecting me,”

The 2016 Kempinski Liquid Sports Ghana Awards was sponsored by the Kempinski Hotel Hold Coast City, Ethiopian Airlines, Kwese Free Sports, the Ghana Triathlon Federation and the Sports Directorate, University of Ghana, Legon.

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