By James K. Attaglo Wilson [Reporting from Australia]
Ghanaian female sprint prodigy [Halutie Hor] coasted an enviable 11.46 seconds to qualify for the finals of the women’s 100m race at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Queensland, Australia.
Despite having a poor start in the semi final race, the discovery of the Ghana Athletics Association Circuit Games [Hor] forced her muscles to come from the blocks to snatch the third position behind Trinidad and Tobago’s Reyare Thomas [11.36] to earn the qualification.
Hor [19yrs], unknown before the Games stole the headlines having won the heat 1 with a time of 11.45 seconds, beating Khalifa St Fort [11.57], and Nigeria’s Isoken Igbinosun [11.69] seconds.
Jamaica’s Christiana Williams won the race with a time of 11.22 seconds, followed by Reyare Thomas [11.36], and Halutie Hor [11.46] respectively.
Meanwhile, the Ghanaian sprinter stole the headlines after winning the heat 1 race with a time of 11.45 seconds, beating Khalifa St Fort [11.57], and Isoken Igbinosun [11.69] seconds.
Halutie’s great performance at the Gold Coast 2018 brings back the memory of Vida Anim, Mavis Akoto, Vida Nsiah, and Monica Twum who combined to ran 43.19 seconds during the heat in the women’s 4×100 metres relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
The former T.I Ahmaddiya Secondary School [Kumasi] stalwart will be hoping to win a medal as she comes face-to-face with the likes of Natasha Morrison [Jamaica], Christian Williams [Jamaica], Asher Philipps [England], and the sensation from Tinidad and Tobago; Michelle-Lee Ahye.
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