Some top athletes who competed for Ghana at the 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco, will be the stars at the finals of the 2019 edition of the GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Saturday, 7 September 2019 under the floodlights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Baba Yara finale will draw the fastest 250 males and females in the country in the U-10, U-15, U-18 and senior categories for both male and female.
Africa Games’ 400-metre bronze medalist, Grace Obuor, who won the overall 2018 Ghana’s Fastest Human U-18 title, is expected to cross swords with Kate Agyeman, the fastest local lady (Regional), who would also be defending her senior Ghana’s Fastest Human title she won last year.
In the senior men’s division, Africa U-20 and ECOWAS gold medalist in the 100 & 200 metres, respectively, Edwin Gadayi, will battle pre-race favourite and fastest local man Benjamin Azamati, who won gold, running the 2nd leg in the 4×100 relay for Ghana at the just-ended All Africa Games in Morocco.
Regional winners in this year’s Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Ghana’s Fastest Human are also expected to battle for supremacy in the final event.
The founder of the GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human, Reks Brobby, said: “We are ready [and] so are the athletes; we a expecting a good and very competitive final.”
At stake are medals, certificates and products from the sponsors of the competition.
Ghana Fastest Human is sponsored by GNPC, with support from Adidas, Moringa King, GCB, Wrenco Printing, Kriate Lync, Indomie Instant Noodles, Pipa’s Gym and Global Media Alliance.
The GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human is a seven-year athletics programme aimed at reviving athletics, especially the short-distance races of which Ghanaians have a comparative advantage and find champions to compete for Ghana at the Olympic Games and World Championships. It is also to encourage students to fall in love with sports, especially athletics.