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Deborah Acquah's leap of 6.94 metres extended the existing national record also in her name

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Deborah Acquah becomes first Ghanaian to win a medal in women’s long jump at CommonwealthGames

Deborah Acquah just recorded Ghana’s fifth medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after coming in third with a leap of 6.94m in the final on Sunday (Aug 8).

Acquah came behind Brooke Buschkuehl of Australia (silver) and Ese Brume, Nigeria, who recorded a leap of 6.99m to win gold.

 

Photo credit: Ben Stansall

Acquah’s leap of 6.94 metres is a new national record, obliterating her previous mark of 6.89 metres set on April 4 at the Texas Dual Meet, which made her the seventh-best collegian of all time.

Congratulations, Deborah Acquah. This bronze medal-winning milestone makes Acquah the first Ghanaian woman in history to win a long jump medal at the Commonwealth games.

Deborah joins other Team Ghana medalists Joseph Commey (boxing, silver), Abraham Mensah (boxing, silver), Abdul Wahid Omar (boxing, bronze) and Joseph Paul Amoah (athletics, bronze) to mount the medal podium for Ghana in Birmingham..

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