Youth Olympic Games in 2018: All Eyes on Halute

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Hor Halute
Hor Halute

Hor Halute is definitely one of the targets for Ghana to get another medal at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, which comes off in October in Argentina.

After her splendid performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she was the only African lady at the women’s 100 meters final, although she was eighth, she won a participation certificate and the much needed exposure to improve.

Gold Coast 2018 was Hor Halute’s first international experience and she said she never felt like a “local girl” or inferior, but stood shoulder to shoulder with the best of the best and they beat her with experience.

Now making times of 11:40 secs, the hope and pride of the north, has time to train to become faster and better.

Martha Bissah is the first Ghanaian to win an Olympic Gold medal in the 800 meters final at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.
She was also a Bronze medalist in the 2014 Youth Africa Games in Gaborone Botswana, and currently at Norfolk State University where she was voted Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row.

She won the award for the first time in 2016. Martha was honoured alongside some student athletes of the Norfolk State University at the Spartan Choice Awards.

She made history by becoming the first Norfolk State runner to win a conference cross country title in 16 years.

Bissah won the MEAC cross country title in October 2017 running a record 17 minutes, 16 seconds.

She followed that by being named the MEAC Indoor Most Outstanding Women’s Runner for the second year in a row after winning four golds in February.

Outdoors, she is ranked 10th in the NCAA East Region in the 800. Due to what many people do not understand, unless the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), she has not run for Ghana.
The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is the breeding ground for future champions and Ghana’s future sports stars must be featured.

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