Ghana’s Deborah Acquah competes during the Women’s Long Jump Final at the 12th edition of the “African Games” in Rabat on August 29, 2019. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP) (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images)
Deborah Acquah has confirmed her fine early season form in the long jump with a 6.58m performance at the 2020 Texas Tech Invitational.

Competing for Texas A&M, Deborah’s performance is a 1cm improvement to her national indoor record set two weeks.

The 2019 African Games silver medalist appears to be in a form of her life and said it is an honour to have snatched Ruky Abdulai’s national long jump indoor record 6.34m (2006).

“It has always been an honour to break a national record so I’m personally so happy with the result since my season just started,” Deborah told Ghana Athletics Association Communications, adding she still has work to do:

“And also I’m happy with the result since I have few technical issues to work on such as my landing. My coach and I have been working on the technical issues and we’re making progress.”

Deborah acknowledged she has an eye on qualifying for the major international championships this year, needing 6.43m for the African Games and 6.82m for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“I also consult with the GAA’s jump coaches so they know about progress since I will be working with them over the summer for the African Games and the Olympic Games if only I qualify,” she said.


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