2 November 2009

Ghana: Legon, Volta Hall Beat Them All

Accra — Legon Hall put a collective spirited performance to emerge winners in the 46th annual Inter-Hall games held at the Athletics Oval of the University of Ghana, Legon last Friday.

Legon Hall amassed an impressive score of 113 points to reign supreme in the men's category, while Sabah, Akuafo and Commonwealth followed in that order with 90, 73 and 67 points.

In the ladies category, it was Volta Hall that emerged tops recording 95 points, while Akuafo, Legon and Sabah Halls followed with 83, 80 and 54 to place second, third and fourth respectively.

The winners and those who excelled in various categories received trophies, placards and special cash prizes and Pepsi Cola products.

It was Legon Hall's Viviana Dansoa who won the Overall Best Athlete prize after smashing the existing records in the Long Jump, 200 metere and 400 metres.

The two-day competition began last Thursday, and was aimed at selecting a team to represent university of Ghana at the forthcoming University Sports Association (GUSA) Games scheduled for University of Education, Winneba.

The premier university games drew participants from the University's traditional Halls comprising Commonwealth, Akuafo, Sarbah, Legon and Volta for the Male and Female categories.

Professor Kwesi Yankah, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University noted that: "This year's competition is a sharp contrast of what we witnessed here last year where fury, discontent and hot exchanges by some athletes marred the competition." He commended the Sports Directorate headed by Dr Emmanuel Owusu Ansah for reviving sports in the premier university.

Prof Yankah pointed out that the performance exhibited by the athletes marked a major improvement of previous editions, which was characterized by 'uninspiring' standards.

Professor Yankah commended Messrs Emmanuel Adu, Sales Manager of Pepsi Ghana Limited, and Rex Danquah of RICS Consult for rallying behind the games by way of sponsorship.

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