The Greater Accra edition of the search for Ghana’s Fastest Human (GFH) sponsored by GCB Bank Ltd ended on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium.
The Accra competition was won by Barnabas Aggrah and Kate Agyemang in male and female categories respectively.
Both of them will join other winners for the grand finale scheduled for September 7th in Kumasi.
The event is 100 meters sprinting competition for under 10 years, under 15 years, under 18 years and the seniors in both male and female categories.
Already, three editions of the competition for 2019 have been organized in Tamale and Cape Coast.
Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah, MD for GCB Bank, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the event reiterated GCB’s support to youth and sports developments under the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility drive.
He charged the athletes not to rest on their oars and keep on honing their skills so as to become national assets someday.
As Tokyo 2020 fast approaches the nation will rely on their skills to bring glory to Ghana, Mr Sowah said.
Mr Reks Brobbey, the Event Director and Chief Organizer and a former Olympian said the search is on to get sprinters for Ghana to grab medals in 100 meters at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
He is proud that some previous participants of the GFH, like Joseph Amoah have improved tremendously and already qualified for the Olympic Games.
He was hopeful that there are many raw runners who must be unearthed and polished to become superstars.
Already past winners have had opportunities to travel to the USA and other parts of the world to hone their skills.