Deborah Acquah sets a new national record of 6.81m (+1.6) in the women’s long jump. Her latest mark dethrones Ruky Abdulai’s 14-year-old national record from 2007.
Deborah also came agonizingly close to qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics on an automatic basis. She was 1cm (1/3rd of an inch) off the mark. Her 6.81m mark currently places her eighth in the world and first in Africa.
In August 2019, Acquah competed at the 2019 African Games in Rabat and won a silver medal for Ghana with a jump of 6.37 m in the Women’s Long Jump.
In January 2020, her 21-foot six-inch-long jump broke a 22-year school record by four inches at the Ted Nelson Invitational. In February 2020, she broke the Texas A&M triple jump record to win first place at the Charlie Thomas Invitational.
Deborah Acquah 24, is currently studying at Texas A&M University.
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