In spite of missing a qualification slot for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Ghanaian female sprinter – Gemma Acheampong is of the view that there is light ahead because the night can never defeat sunrise anyway.
Ghana’s female quartet team – Gemma Acheampong, Latipa Ali, Janet Amponsah, and Halutie Hor traveled to Poland last week for the 2021 World Athletics Relays in Chorzów with the aim of booking Olympic qualification.
But, Team Ghana failed to make the qualification mark in the final analysis having placed 3rd [44.85 sec] in heat 1, behind Italy and Japan.
In the face of the disappointment, the Ghanaian-American [Gemma] who specializes in 60m, 100m, 200m, 300m, and 4x100m relay believes there’s more to fight for in future.
“In this sport, belief and hope can often bridge the gap and get you where you need to be.
“When all the odds are stacked against you, belief [and luck] can take you leaps and bounds. That wasn’t the case this time. Our relay missed out on qualifying for…”
Gemma Acheampong was part of Ghana’s 4×100 relay team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
She has won three medals for Ghana in the 2015 African Games [Brazzaville], as well as the 2016 African Championships in Durban and 2014 in Marrakech respectively.