Ghana’s representatives of Susie Acolatse (100m,200m),Emmanuel Dasor (200m) and Ibrahim Yakubu (110m hurdles) represent a significant decrease from the 12 competitors Ghana sent to the last championships in Barcelona.
Just entering her 16th year,U.S born Acolatse will finally make her international debut for Ghana after a lack of funding kept her away from an international meet last year.
A powerful sprinter,the Mission Hills High school student has ran a personal best of 11.59sec in the 100m and 23.97sec in the 200m this season and should be a strong contender to make at least a semi final.
Dasor came to prominence last year on the back of some explosive performances locally and is now a student at Western Kentucky University in the U.S.A.
The former T.I Amadiyya alum’s best event is the 200m in which he has run a personal best of 21.07 this season,a time that needs improvement if he expects to beat a talented bunch of challengers headed by Japanese teenage sensation Yoshihide Kiryu.