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GNPC Ghana’s fastest human 2024: Edwin Gadayi and Mary Boakye Crowned Champions in thrilling finals


The 11th edition of the GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human competition has been held at the University of Ghana Stadium.

The event which is a 100m dash, featured three age categories namely u15, u18 and the seniors with all having both male and female divisions.

At the end of the seniors final in the male division, Edwin Komla Gadayi was crowned Ghana’s Fastest Man winning wit a time of 10.24sec. Mary Boakye won the female division and was crowned Ghana’s Fastest Woman with a time of 11.43 seconds.

Below is a complete timesheet for all the finals in all age categories:

Senior Men’s 100m:
Edwin Gadayi of Sagnation Club emerged victorious with an impressive time of 10.24 seconds, showcasing his speed and determination.

He narrowly edged out Ghana Olympian Sarfo Ansah, also from Sagnation Club, who finished with a time of 10.45 seconds.

Michael Cudjoe of Western Region claimed the third spot on the podium with a time of 10.54 seconds.

Senior Women’s 100m:
Mary Boakye of GAF Western Region clinched the title of Ghana’s fastest lady, clocking an impressive 11.43 seconds.

Janet Mensah from Stagnation Club in the Ashanti Region secured second place with a time of 11.66 seconds, while Naseera Quansah of Sammo SHS in the Central Region closely followed with 11.76 seconds.

Boys Under 18:                 Abubakar Hamzah of Okess, Ashanti Region, dominated the Boys Under 18 category with a swift run of 10.82 seconds. Isaac Beniako, also from Okess, secured second place with 11.13 seconds, and Kwesi Hayford of Shama SHS in the Western Region finished third with a time of 11.20 seconds.

Girls Under 18:
Abigail Aboagye of Edinaman SHS, Central Region, led the Girls Under 18 division with a time of 12.45 seconds. Suleiman Fuleral from Nana Effah School in the Bono Region closely followed in second place with 12.53 seconds, while Abigail Appiah of Edinaman SHS secured third place with 12.54 seconds.

Boys Under 15:
Francis Cudjoe of Diabene Cath School in the Western Region claimed victory in the Boys Under 15 category with a time of 11.57 seconds.

Abdulai R. Mahamudu from Gbewah Athletics Club in the Northern Region secured second place with 11.80 seconds, followed by Harrison Adjei of Madina Demo School in the Greater Accra Region with 11.86 seconds.

Girls Under 15:
Florence Dartey of Ridge Experimental School in the Bono Region emerged victorious in the Girls Under 15 division, clocking 12.74 seconds.

Adelaide Fosuwaa from Sunyani Presby School in Bono closely followed in second place with 12.77 seconds, and Comfort Mensah of Tanoso Ang School in Ashanti secured third with 12.81 seconds.

Boys Under 10:
Alhassan Abdulai of Savelugu M/A School in the Northern Region claimed victory in the Boys Under 10 category with a time of 13.39 seconds.

Jeffery Opoku Jr. from TI Amass in the Ashanti Region secured second place with 13.41 seconds, and Isaac Benyako of Old Tafo R/C Primary School took third with 13.82 seconds.

Girls Under 10:
Charity Dadzie of New Paradise topped the Girls Under 10 category with a time of 14.10 seconds. Charlotte Aseiduwaa from Kotei-Deduako M/A School followed closely with 14.45 seconds, and Abigail Biney of Amankwatia School secured third place with 14.67 seconds.

Over the years, Ghana’s Fastest human competition has produced some great sprinters for the country. Some notable names include:, Joe Paul Amoah, Beatrice Gyaman, Latifa Ali, Kate Agyeman, Emmanuel
Yeboah,Emmanuel Dasor, Shadrach Mensah, Desmond Aryee, Emmanuel Oduro Mensah, Benjamin Azamati, Hor Halutie, Grace Obour and Barnabas Agggerh.


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