Grace Obour of the University of Ghana, on Thursday afternoon, powered through the finish line to win gold in the women’s division of the 400m race.
This was at the 26th edition of the Ghana Universities Sports Association Games which is being hosted by the University of Ghana.
The first year UG student run the race in 53.07s, breaking the record set last year by University for Development Studies’ Rafiatu Nuhu at the Mini GUSA held in Tamale.
The bronze medalist at the 2019 All African Games was unstoppable as she galloped, leading the pack from start to finish with her closest competitor being former champion Rafiatu Nuhu.
Although Rafiatu Nuhu finished the race second, it was an improvement of the 53.30s record she set last year.
Finishing third in the race was Aduntira Grace who is also from UDS.
In the men’s event, the 46.75s record set by George Effah five years ago still stands as University of Education Winneba’s Owusu Gad crossed the line first to take gold.
Owusu ran a strong race despite being a bit behind his fellow racers at the start but gallantly pulled ahead at the end with Addo Frank of UDS and Abdulai Razak of University of Cape Coast coming in second and third respectively to bring an end to the 400 meter event.
Story by: Kwamena Afful Cleland | UniversSports