Sunday, April 14, 2024

Ghana: 800m Champ, Consolation James, Targets Podium End in Ghana


After profitable gold medal in 800m on the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Trials in Asaba, Consolation James, has shifted consideration to the All Africa Video games in Ghana the place she is hoping to make a podium look.

It will likely be recalled that on Monday, James stormed to a private finest of two.05.11seconds on the nationwide trials and is set to interrupt into the world bracket of high 800m runners.

“It will likely be extra laborious work for the subsequent three weeks and I undoubtedly hope to enhance not only for the African Video games, but additionally the Olympics,” she mentioned.

As well as, James was excited with the form of race she executed in Asaba and showered appreciation on her coach and the technical director of the AFN, Samuel Onikeku for his mentorship.

“No race is ever straightforward, nevertheless it’s all about working your race. I used to be on my regular tempo following the main pack however from 200m I kicked and I am proud of the end result working a 2.05.

“The African Video games customary is 2.06. It was truly the aim I set for myself coming to the trials.”

James beat Saibu Yetunde Olayinka with 2.09.63seconds to second place whereas Fatimah Adebayo ran 2.10.23 seconds, to position third.

Talking of her efficiency, a former sprinter and lengthy jumper, Chinedu Odozor Onikeku mentioned the long run is shiny for James.

“She is a really sturdy and decided athlete, her work charge could be very excessive and she’s going to go locations.”

The thirteenth All African Video games will likely be held in Ghana from March 8 to 23.

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