Former Sprint Champion Alice Annum Wants Sports Heroes Honoured

Alice Annum, one time sprint queen of Africa has appealed to the government of Ghana and the Sports Authorities to consider honouring personalities who have donned the national colours and raised the national flag at international events.

The Olympian who represented Ghana at the Munich Games in 1972 said sports heroes like herself, Hannah Afriyie, late Rose Hart, Okoe Addy and others should be honoured and celebrated to encourage the youth coming up.

Annum who has been staying in the USA state of Washington is back home for holidays, and was welcomed at the new Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport.

She thanked members of Women In Sports Association (WISA) and the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) for showing love.

According to the original ‘Baby Jet’ of Ghana Sports, athletics has made her what she is today, and gives more thanks and praises to God.

Blessed with 3 children, she ureged parents to find the talents of their kids and groom them into it, so that they can become super stars.

She would be meeting the Minister of Youth & Sports Hon Isaac Asiamah, GOC President, Ben Nunoo Mensah and other dignitaries before returning.
She ruled the continent and her personal best time in the 200 metres was 22.89 seconds, achieved at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
Picture Shows Yours Truly and Mama G of WISA welcoming Mama Alice Annum

STORY BY Sammy Heywood Okine

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