Deborah Acquah won the bronze medal in her event at the just ended Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday, August 7.
The national record holder came in third after a leap of 6.94m in the final, only behind Australia’s Brooke Buschkuehl (silver) and Nigeria’s Ese Brume, who recorded a leap of 6.99m to win gold.
She missed out on the final of the women’s long jump event at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon but booked a final spot in Birmingham despite her late arrival.
Deborah received her UK visa, only 48 hours before her scheduled event at the games on Friday and topped her qualifying group with a leap of 6.85m.
It is a historic feat because Acquah becomes the first Ghanaian woman in history to win a long jump medal at the Commonwealth games.
With Deborah Acquah’s medal, Team Ghana has now won five medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games after Abraham Mensah, Joseph Commey, Wahid Omar and Joseph Paul Amoah.