Rose Yeboah of the University of Cape Coast has set a new GUSA record in high jump (women’s division).
The athlete cleared a hurdle of 1.85m, breaking Abigail Kwarteng’s 1.70m record set in 2016.
Her performance this year is an improvement of the 1.84 clearance she did a last year’s African Games in Morrocco which earned her bronze.
Although she was excited for recording a personal best, she was worried about missing out on clearing a height of 1.90m.
Rose Yeboah blames her inability to clear 1.90m to difficulties in ‘calculating her steps very well’.
“The reason I wasn’t able to clear that hurdle was because I was jumping from behind. I could have jumped 1.90m. What I needed to do was to calculate my steps very well”
Her new record has put her at par with Margret Simpson (1.85M), Ruky Yeboah (1.85M) and just 0.2 metres below Abigail Kwarteng who is the national champion with a record of (1.87M)