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30.12.2002 Sports News

African Top ten rankings as of end of 2002.

By Ghana Athletes Association
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African Ranking Based on Best Time/Distance in 2002 (Top 10) As part of Ghana Athletes Association efforts in conjunction with Ghanaweb, to highlight the achievements of Ghanaian athletes around the world, and to showcase the best Ghana has to offer, we have tabulated a list of all Ghanaian athletes ranked in the top 10 in Africa within their respective events. These 2002 year ending rankings are based on best performances i.e., time/distance and were extrapolated from the IAAF world rankings list. Name Event Rank Performance Wind Aided* Margaret Simpson Heptathlon 1st 6004 pts 6105 **Andrew Owusu Triple Jump 1st 16:84 m 17:02m Aziz Zakari 200 m 4th 20:29 secs - Eric Nkansah 100 m 6th 10:15 secs - Aziz Zakari 100 m 6th 10:15 secs 10:13s Vida Anim 100 m 6th 11:26 secs - Akosua Serwah 800 m 6th 2:01.30 secs - Christian Nsiah 200 m 10th 20:48 secs -

*Better 2002 performances but considered wind aided (wind > +2.0 meters/sec) **Samuel Okantey formerly of Ghana (now Irish) would have been 1st (17.19m) with Owusu 2nd at 16.84m (17.02w).

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