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27.01.2006 Sports News

Eight field records broken at University games

By GNA

Winneba (C/R), Jan. 27, GNA - Eight records were broken in various disciplines at the on-going 19th edition of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games which took off at the University of Education, Winneba.

The first record was broken in the Women's 4x400 meters by the University of Ghana (UG) relay team when they clocked 4mins 22.6 seconds to cancel the old time of 4 mins. 24.8 seconds.

Prosper Agege of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) won the Men's 1.500 meters in 4 mins. 9 seconds to shatter the existing record of 4 mins. 11.1 seconds.

In the Women's 200 meters, Lilian Kyei of UG clocked 26mins. 2 seconds to beat the old time of 27 mins. 3 seconds.

Gifty Gyasi of UG made it in 1 min. 14.6 seconds to cancel the old record of 1 min. 14.8 seconds in the Women's 400 meters hurdles. The Women's 800 meters was won by Ayumah Rashida of KNUST in atime of 2 mins. 30.9 seconds to beat the old record 2 mins. 33.8 second. Paula Adakura of UEW threw 33.60m in the Women's javelin to erase the old record of 32.75 m.

In the Men's Shot-put, Asante Ofori of U.G made it with 15.43meter throw to cancel the old record of 15.15meters. The Men's javelin was won by Ibrahim Baryeh of KNUST with a new record of 61.70 m as against 61.66 m.

The games turned out to be a period of history making as the gallant 900 sportsmen and women from the nations Universities competed to gain laurels in the week-long fiesta.

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