Mary Boakye, Grace Obour up for women’s 100m final glory – LOC Invitational Championship

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Mary Boakye is widely tipped to win women's 100m final

2019 African Games bronze medalist Grace Obour will come face to face with the bullet-paced Mary Boakye in the women’s 100m final at the LOC Invitational Championship at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Friday morning.

Boakye qualified for the final after winning the Heat 2 content with a time of 11.982 seconds.

Janet Mensah of Stagnation however recorded a time of 11.993 to win the Heat 1 with Grace Obour clocking12.107 seconds in second place.

Women’s 100m final looks promising

Ghana Armed Forces’ Cecilia Ashinyo and Deborah Acheampong from UPSA will also compete in the final.

Other athletes for the final race are Benedicta Kwartemaa, Kate Agyeman, and Josephine Avemegah.

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 13th African Games, Accra 2023, has partnered with the Ghana Athletics Association, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Ghana Olympic Committee for the National Athletics Invitational Championship.

The multidisciplinary events, which are currently underway at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, will provide athletes the last opportunity to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom as well as prepare athletes for Team Ghana for the 13th African Games.