Ghana's Sean Safo-Antwi (L) and US Marvin Bracy compete in the Men's 100m Round 1 during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ghana to be represented by two athletes at 2018 IAAF World Indoors

By Sammy Heywood Okine

Flings Owusu-Agyapong and Sean Sarfo-Antwi are the two Ghanaian athletes who will compete at the 17th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, UK from 1st to 4th March 2018.

Sprinters Flings Owusu-Agyapong (60m) and Sean Safo-Antwi (60m) booked their tickets last year for the World indoor show piece championships.

Flings, 29, will be representing Ghana for the third time at the World Indoor championships having last competed at the 2012 and 2015 World Indoor championships. Her season best in the 60m sprint heading into the championships is 7.35 secs.

Sean, 28, will be making his debut appearance for Ghana at the Indoors. He opened his season by clocking 6.64s in the 600m in Mondeville, France on 3rd February.

How they qualified:

Sprinter Sean Safo Antwi met the entry standard for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 after clocking 6.56s in the men’s 60m to meet the IAAF’s qualifying mark of 6.63s. Antwi, who is based in the UK, has a personal best 6.55s (PB).

Sprinter Flings Owusu Agyapong met the entry standard for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 after clocking 7.26s in the women’s 60m to meet the IAAF’s qualifying mark of 7.30s.

Flings, who is based in the USA, has a personal best 7.18s (PB).
Meanwhile, two other athletes, Emmanuel Dasor (400m) and Alex Amankwa’s (800m), have passed on the opportunity to compete at the Worlds.

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