Invest in our athletes before you demand medals- Athletics coach

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Athletics coach Elorm Amenakpor has entreated the government to invest in Ghanaian athletes to help them win medals ahead of the World Athletics Championships.

On Friday, the 2022 World Athletics Championships will begin in Oregon, the USA with top athletes across the globe set to battle for medals.

Ghana will be represented by seven athletes including star sprinter Benjamin Azamati and long jumper Deborah Acquah.

In the previous editions, Ghana have only won two medals and when asked about winning more in this competition, Elorm highlighted the need for enough investment from government.

“If we want to start talking about medals, let’s invest in the medals. We don’t allow these kids to train on their own, do everything on their own  and when there’s a major competition, we’re expecting medals from them.”

“I’m not saying that they are unable to compete for a medal. Looking at the time Joe Paul ran [which is] 9.94 and Benjamin [Azamati] 9.90. They are there but it takes major preparation to get into a competition like this. If we want to talk about medals, let’s put investment into winning medals,” Elorm told 3Sports

Amenakpor is a part of Ghana’s technical team that will compete in Oregon.

By Bill Eshun|3Sports|Ghana

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