Golden Girl: Martha Bissah wins Ghana’s first ever Olympic Gold medal

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Ghana’s Martha Bissah became the first Ghanaian to win an Olympic gold medal at any level after running a massive personal best and a national record of 2:04.90 to snatch victory in the 800m final at the ongoing Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China on Saturday.

 

Bissah, who is the reigning national Sea and Shore Circuit 800m Champion, kept pace with an early break-away group before out sprinting them with about 150 meters to end the race.

 

Bissah won the race in 2.04.90 followed by Ethiopia’s Hawi Alemu Negeri in 2:06.01(PB) while Germany’s Mareen Kalis took third place in 2:06.03.

 

 

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