Commonwealth Games: Deborah Acquah Becomes the First Ghanaian Woman to Win a Medal in Long Jump

Ghanaian long jumper, Deborah Acquah finished on the podium of the soon-to-end 2022 Commonwealth Games when she claimed bronze in the women’s Long Jump finals.

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She finished behind Ese Brume of Nigeria (7.00m), and Australia’s Brooke (6.95m) with a leap of 6.94m.

Her 6.94 metres, which was her personal best, set a new national record that she held prior to the games in Birmingham.

Deborah becomes the first Ghanaian woman in history to win a Long jump medal at the Commonwealth Games and the third Ghanaian athlete to have ever won a medal in the event after Ignisious Gaisah [gold in 2006, bronze in 2010] and Joshua Owusu [bronze in 1974].

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She only arrived in Birmingham on Friday at midnight and went straight to the qualifiers, which she passed with distinction to the finals. Two days later, she picked up a medal and etch her name in national folklore.

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