African Games 2023: Rose Yeboah wins Ghana’s 10th Gold medal at UG Stadium

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Ghanaian high jump record holder, Rose Yeboah won Ghana’s 10th Gold medal in the ongoing 13th African Games on Tuesday, 19th March, 2024 at the University of Ghana sports stadium after she out-jumped her competitor in the women’s high jump with a height of 1.90m.

After eliminating her opponent Fataumata Bailey from Guinea, who clinched silver in the women’s high jump with a height of 1.81m, the 22-year-old competed with herself to better her record. But unfortunately, she could not pass the challenge.

Rose is now a back-to-back gold medalist in the women’s high jump after showing her impeccable jumping skills to claim gold in the 2019 African games in Rabat Morocco.

Rose who is Ghana’s high jump record holder with a height of 1.94m failed to book a place at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games despite clinching gold in the African Games.

Rose failed to meet the Olympic qualification mark as the Ghanaian high jumper attained a height of 1.94m instead of 1.97m for the Olympics qualification, falling short by 0.03m in her third and final attempt.

Nonetheless, Rose received a standing ovation and loud cheers at the University of Ghana Stadium as she jogged majestically across the field hoisting the Ghana flag after winning the biggest prize in the event.

Rose won Ghana’s 10th gold medal in the African games and took the country’s tally to 47 medals in total.

Story by: Rabbi Adu Agyei |

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