IAAF Athletics Championships: GAA commend Safo-Antwi

Safo Antwi342 Ghana's Sean Safo-Antwi

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 Source: sportsnetghana.com

The Ghana Athletics Association has commended Sean Safo-Antwi’s efforts in the just-ended IAAF Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham, England.

Safo-Antwi made the final of the men’s 60m event but finished 7th in a race won by American, Christian Coleman.

The competition was the second major one for Safo-Antwi since he decided to switch his nationality from Great Britain. The Rio 2016 Games was his first outing for Ghana.

GAA Spokesperson, Erasmus Kwaw, told Citi Sports that the athlete has put in a lot of work and getting to the final was ample proof.

“It was amazing from Sean Safo-Antwi and for those who have followed him, his making the final would not have been a surprise. His potential has always been there. Last year, he won the Glasgow Grand Prix event.

His time with Ghana has been a mixed bag. He went to the Rio Games but he did not do as well as he wanted. He recovered from that, ran well but was ruled out of the World Championships due to injury.

He came back and has done a lot of good work. He runs a time of 6.59 in the semis of the indoor championships, Of course, the final was a tough ask because of the quality of the race.

However, overall, it was a massive achievement from Sean.”

Safo-Antwi and Flings Owusu-Agyapong represented Ghana in the World Indoor Championships.

Source: sportsnetghana.com