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02.06.22 -9TH EDITION OF GNPC GHANA'S FASTEST HUMAN (GFH) LAUNCHED

Since 2013, GNPC in partnership with the Ghana Fastest Human (GFH) have been touring major towns across the country to unearth budding talents for the development of athletics in the country.


Speaking at the launch of the 9th Edition of the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human on Friday, May, 2022 the CEO of GNPC, Opoku - Ahweneeh Danquah was optimistic that GFH will bring back the dominance and recognition Ghana received at major international events especially in the 1960's and 70's. He said, "We are hopeful that the investment, GNPC is putting in this project will develop new talents and sprinters who will represent Ghana at major events". Mr. Danquah, added that "with exploits of Benjamin Azamati who was the winner of the GFH male 100 meters event in 2019 and now Ghana's national 100 meters record holder, I am hopeful that the right talents will be identified and made available to support Ghana's participation at 2022 African Championship and commonwealth games, the 13th African Games to be held in Accra, and the Paris Olympics Games in 2024".

Mr. Opoku-Ahweneeh Danquah encouraged the GFH team to continue working hard to unearth and train talents for the nation. He emphasized that as the National Oil Company of Ghana, GNPC will endeavour to use oil revenues to benefit and positively impact the lives of Ghanaians, indicating that GNPC's policy on Corporate Social Investments is focused on Education, Health, Sanitation and Sports sponsorship across the country.

About GFH

The GNPC Ghana's Fastest Human is an event organized by GFH. It is the brain - child of Mr Reks Brobby - a Ghanaian and a former Olympic who competed for Ghana in the men's 4x100 meters relay at the 1984 Summer Olympic in the United States. GFH seeks to unearth talents of Ghanaians across the country. The annual event has been running for the past seven years from 2013 - 2019, leaving out 2020 due to the corona virus pandemic. Previous winners of the championship have gone on to represent the country at various international events. GNPC has been the headline and clothing sponsor for the event since inception. The corporation has renewed its sponsorship of the event for the next three years ending September, 2024. GFH is expected to organise an athletic competition over 100 meters for Under 10, under 15, Under 18 and seniors. The objective is to find the fastest males and females in Ghana. Contestants for these events shall be shortlisted from Special Athletics Competitions organized in Tamale, Kumasi and Cape Coast. Winners of the final competition will get the chance to be selected into the GNPC Speedsters Club where overall best performers (three or four) from the national championships are selected by a team of technical experts; placed on a year-long residential programme, put on a diet with a psychologist helping to sharpen their mental condition for competition.

GNPC SPEEDSTERS CLUB ACHIEVEMENTS
Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Out of the 5 athletes selected to represent Ghana, 3 were past past winners of the GFH
1. Emmanuel "Y2K" Yeboah - 2014 2. Joseph Paul Amoah - 2016 3. Benjamin Azamati - 2019 *Reserve team member: Sarfo Ansah - 2021

AFRICAN GAMES Grace Obuor won the bronze medal at the 2019 African Games and is currently the FASTEST LOCAL LADY in the 100 and 200 meters in Ghana. Grace is still a beneficiary of GNPC Speedsters club (Since 2018 to date)

Benjamin Azamati and Joseph Paul are currently leading the 100 meters time in World.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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