The 2019 edition of the GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human has been launched.
The launch came off over the weekend at the media center of the Accra sports stadium.
Ghana’s fastest human is a 7 year project set aside to unearth and nurture 100 meter runners across the country and expose them to further training and competitions in preparation for the 2020 Olympics games in Tokyo.
This 2019 edition is the 6th year since its inception.
The launch was graced by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahmoud Bawumia, Honourable Isaac Kwame Asiamah who is the Minister for Youth and Sports, Ghana Olympic Committee president, Ben Nunoo Mensah and the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation who was once the chairman of the Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
Addressing the media at the launch, one-time Africa’s fastest sprinter who also doubles as the coordinator for the initiative, Mr. Reks Brobbey revealed that the initiative has given hope to most athletes within the country to realize their potentials.
“This project has brought some form of excitement in athletics within the country. We use to lose our athletes to football, “Kayeyei” and other areas because they thought running was not glamourous and lucrative enough but since we introduce this project athletes now have gain hope in the sports”
This year’s editions will kick start on April 27 in Tamale, for the Open Meet, May 25 – Cape Coast Open, June 29 – Kumasi Open.
Accra will have its Open on July 28 with the grand finale coming off on September 14 in Kumasi.
Story by: James Eshun|universnewsroom.com