Gemma Acheampong

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Gemma Acheampong
Gemma Acheampong D8 3 4x100m reeksen dames (37236390310) (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Nationality United States/Ghana
Born (1993-02-13) 13 February 1993 (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Education Boston University
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)[1]
Weight 118 lb (54 kg)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres
College team Boston Terriers[2]
Coached by Gabriel Sanders
Greg Lambert
Robyne Johnson

Gemma Acheampong (born 13 February 1993 in Chicago, Illinois) is a US-born Ghanaian athlete specialising in the sprinting events.[3]

Acheampong holds the Ghanain record in the rarely-contested indoor 300 metres event. She represented Ghana in the 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[4]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ghana
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 28th (h) 200 m 24.90
4 × 100 m relay DQ
African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 6th 100 m 11.74
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 44.06
2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 10th (sf) 100 m 11.81
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 43.72
2016 African Championships Durban, South Africa 6th 100 m 11.49
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 44.05
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 43.37
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 10th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 43.68
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 19th (sf) 100 m 11.79
5th 4 × 100 m relay 43.64

Personal bests

Outdoor

  • 100 metres – 11.43 (+0.2 m/s) (Cape Coast 2016)
  • 200 metres – 24.21 (+1.2 m/s) (Princeton 2014)

Indoor

References

  1. ^ Gemma's Personal Website and Blog
  2. ^ College team profile
  3. ^ Gemma Acheampong profile at IAAF
  4. ^ "Ghana names 16 first-time Olympians for Rio 2016". 2016-07-14. Retrieved 2016-08-03. 


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