University of Education Winneba Charles Baah won gold in the men’s 1500m with 4:01.60 on day one of the athletics event at the 10th Africa University Sports at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

The experienced middle-distance specialist braved the odds and the altitude to win ahead of Gideon Lemerian of DED and University of Ghana Legon’s Aziz Mohammed who came third in a time of 4:02. 44. Aziz’s teammate Sadiq Aloo came a distance 6th with 4:11.99.

Meanwhile, UEW recorded some impressive results on day one of the athletics event. Here are some highlights:

Long-distance runner William Amponsah won bronze in 10,000m. 

Josephine Mensah won bronze in the women’s long jump. 

Lariba Sakat came 4th in 1500m final 

Dominic took second place in the 400m hurdles final. 

Israel Domeh and Neeyi have qualified for the 400m final after their performances in the heats. 

Sprinter Gifty Oku has qualified for the 100m final after clocking 11.98s to place in her heat. It is her second sub 12s clocking after producing a lifetime best 11.96s in the CAA Region II 100m invitational last month in Cape Coast. 

Sprinter Solomon Odonkor and Mustapha have also qualified for the semis of the 100m. 


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