University of Education Winneba (UEW) sprinter Gifty Kwakyewa Oku is eyeing further improvements in her performances this season after clocking a personal best of 12.13s(PB) at the GAA’s Open Championships in Kumasi last month.
The former Wesley Girls High School student, who is currently a level 200 Physical Education student at UEW, reckons her season has been good compared to the previous year.
“My season has been really cool,” she told www.liquidsportsghana.com on the sidelines of this year’s Aboakyer Games in Winneba yesterday. “It is better than last year. My time last year was ok. I run 12 high.”
The Winneba-based athlete emerged as a top talent in the Central Region during her days at the famed Wesley Girls High School where she captured the hearts of many at the Central Region’s Super Zonals. The 21-year-old currently holds the records in the 100m, 200m, and 400m in the Central Region.
She added, “This year, I have run 12s low, that is 12.13(PB) in the 100m at the GAA Open Championships in Kumasi. I had earlier produced a time of 12.5 at the GAA Circuit in Koforidua.”
The domestic circuit championships climaxes in the coming weeks followed by the African Senior Champions, Commonwealth Games, and World Championships in the coming months. But for Gifty, her immediate attention is on UEW’s Inter Halls Athletics event which is set to hold on the 12th and 13th of May at Winneba.
“I am hoping to improve on my times at the University of Education Winneba’s (UEW) Inter Hall Athletics event and also break the school’s records in both the 100m and 200m sprints. I want to run 11. 5 or 11.6., and 24 low in the 200m,” she summed up.
Meanwhile, Liquid Sports Ghana is set to cover the UEW’s Athletics Championships from the 12th to the 13th of May.