Ghanaian sprinter, Grace Obour, has denied reports that she was stripped of the medal she won at the 2019 U-18 and U-20 Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Championships which was held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
In an interview with UniversSports, the Ghana Universities Sports Association Games 400m record holder admitted that she competed in the wrong age category during the games.
However, she said that it was a mistake by officials of the Championship.
The University of Ghana athlete maintained that she still had the medal in her possession.
“My medals were not taken away from me although I participated in the wrong age category. It was a result of a little mistake from the officials of the competition. I still have the medal with me,” Grace Obour said.
The 2019 All African Games bronze medalist is currently the 400m record holder in the Ghana Universities Sports Association Games after beating her fiercest rival from the University for Development Studies, Rafiatu Nuhu.
She made a new time of 53.076 seconds edging past Rafiatu Nuhu and Aduntira Grace.
The 19-year-old has a personal best time of 51.86 seconds feet she reached in the 2019 All African games in Rabat, Morroco.
Story by: Paa Kweku Eshun | univernewsroom.com