Ghana’s Hor Halutie failed to win a medal in the women’s 100m final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia by placing eighth.
The determined Halutie crossed the finish with a time 11.54s with other seven athletes finishing ahead of her.
The 19-year-old, a former student of T.I. Ahmadiyya Secondary School in Kumasi, saw Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye winning gold, Jamaica’s Christiania Williams and Gayon Evans picking silver and bronze medal respectively.
However, the Ghana sprint prospect believes her future is bright.
“Despite not winning a medal today for me I am very disappointed but with much training and future competition I will prepare and take on the World another day”, Hor told Starr Sports.
Still on the games, Ghana’s female hockey team suffered another thrashing by Scotland as they defeated them 5-0.
In the Para Athletics, Captain of Team Ghana Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe has qualified to the semi-finals of the wheelchair T54 race.
Ghana’s weightlifter Richmond Osarfo was only 1kg shy of bronze medal after lifting a combined 350kg (ie. 152kg in the snatch + 198kg in the clean &jerk) in the men’s 105kg category on Monday. England’s Owen Boxall and Indian Pardeep Singh who took bronze and silver lifted 351 kg and 352kg respectively. The gold winner, Sanele Mao fro Samoa, also lifted 360kg.