01.03.2024 Africa Sports

13th African Games: Ghana Athletics announces final team selection

13th African Games: Ghana Athletics announces final team selection
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Ghana Athletics has selected their final team that will represent the nation at the upcoming 13th Africa Games, taking place in March 2024 in Accra, Ghana.

The team selection adhered to a rigorous process aligned with the national athletics body's 2024 selection policy and qualifying standards.

"The team selection was conducted meticulously, adhering to the 2024 Ghana Athletics Selection Policy and Qualifying Standards," stated a press release dated February 29.

Running and field event standards, according to the release, were based on 2023 African rankings to ensure only the most competitive athletes were chosen.

Development was also considered, with the B qualifying standard aimed at "nurturing the next generation of Ghanaian world-class athletes."

Indoor equivalent standards were used given the timing of the Games in March.

According to the release, athletes were provided opportunities in January and February to express interest in participating.

The technical committee convened on February 28th to finalize the selection.

“Athletes who indicated disinterest or failed to respond to the interest inquiry were excluded from consideration," the release specified, maintaining transparency in the process.

The local organizers have approved 36 total slots for Ghana's athletics team, with 18 slots each for men and women.

However, Ghana Athletics is petitioning for more spots, aiming to give additional talent a chance to compete on home soil at the prestigious continental event.

See below the list of the selected athletes and coaches



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