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08.09.2005 Sports News

Ghana’s Top Stars In World Athletics Final

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Ghana’s Top Stars In World Athletics Final

Ghana's sprint king,Aziz Zakari this weekend has an opportunity to make up for his loss at the World Athletics Championships when he races in the 100m event in the final event for athletics — the World Athletics final in Monaco.

Ignatius Gaisah,the silver medalist in long jump at the Helsinki Games and Margaret Simpson, bronze medalist in the heptathlon also won at the Helsinki event,will all be in Monaco following their sterling performance this season.

The three earned their invitation to the Monaco Meet which is reserved for the best 10 performers in each event in every year.

Zakari is the third best sprinter in the world behind, Olympic and World Champion,Justin Gatlin and world record holder,Asafa Powell.While Gatlin will be in Monaco, Powell's participation is in doubt as he is recovering from an injury.

Gaisah moved from third to second position after the Helsinki Games while Simpson is now ranked third,six steps better than where she was before the World Athletics Championships.

Being the final event of the season,the best performers who are fit to compete will once again assemble providing the perfect chance for winners to affirm their superiority while those who missed out will be looking forward to making amends.

Other athletes likely to be in action will be the new millionaire,Russia's Tatayna Lebedeva,who finished on top in this year's IAAF TDK Grand Prix to be the sole winner of the $1million prize.

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