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Today In Sports History: Ignisious Gaisah Wins Gold at Africa Athletics Championship

On this day 9 August 2006, precisely 14 years back today, a sensational last endeavor saw Ghana’s Ignisious Gaisah win the long hop on the very first moment at the Africa Athletics Championships at the Germain Commarmond Stadium in Bambous, Mauritius.

Gaisah started to lead the pack with an initial bounce of 8.24m and expanded the lead at the fourth endeavor with a 8.34m exertion. Anyway with South Africa’s Khotso Mokoena improving with each endeavor, Gaisah avoided his fifth bounce.

Everything came last minute with Mokoena quickly starting to lead the pack with a 8.45m exertion. Gaisah reacted with monstrous though wind-supported (+3.7) exertion to win the challenge with a jump of 8.51m. Algeria Issam Nima was third with a lawful 8.24m.

“I know Mokoena improves as the challenge advances so I avoided the fifth hop to guarantee a most extreme exertion in my last exertion,” Gaisah said.

The World Indoor and Commonwealth Games champion went on “In the event that it was not for the solid breeze behind me I would have set the Africa record today. I need to guarantee Africa that I will give my everything at the World Cup,” says Gaisah.

Somewhere else;

On this day 9 August 1997 (Exactly 23 years prior today) Ghana’s 4*100m Relay group (Abu Duah, Eric Nkansah, Aziz Zakari, Emmanuel Tuffour) run national record of 38.12 in the principal semi-fnal of the sixth IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Athens, Greece.

On this day 9 August 2007 (Exactly 13 years back today) Future boxing best on the planet, Joshua Clottey scored a persuading ten round consistent choice more than double cross world title challenger Felix Flores night at the Hard Rock Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. Flores was agressive, however Clottey demonstrated great safeguard and handled the better punches. Scores were 97-93, 99-91, 100-90.

On this day 9 August 1936 (Exactly 84 years prior today) American Jesse Owens was a piece of the American 4 x 100m transfer group that won gold in world record (39.8) at the Berlin Olympics; his fourth gold decoration of the Games

On this day 9 August 1936 (Exactly 84 years prior today) Helen Stephens guaranteed the ladies’ run twofold at the Berlin Olympics having won the 100m and as a component of the triumphant American 4 x 100m hand-off group

On this day 9 August 1984 (Exactly 36 years prior today) Valerie Briscoe-Hooks beat individual American Florence Griffith to win the 200m gold at the LA Olympics; finishes the 200-400m twofold.

On this day 9 August 1992 (Exactly 28 years prior today) Future 6-weight boxing title holder Oscar De La Hoya of the US beat German Marco Rudolph on focuses to win the lightweight gold award at the Barcelona Olympics.

On this day 9 August 1992 (Exactly 28 years back today) Cuban fighter Félix Savón won the first of 3 sequential Olympic heavyweight gold awards when he ruled Nigerian David Izonritei on focuses at the Barcelona Games

On this day 9 August 2012 (Exactly 8 years prior today) Jamaican run hotshot Usain Bolt won the 200m at the London Olympics in 19.32 to turn out to be first to win 100/200m twofold in consecutive Olympics

On this day 9 August 2016 (Exactly 4 years back today) American swimmer Michael Phelps swum 1:53.36 to win the men’s 200m butterfly gold award at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; beat Japan’s Masato Sakai by 0.04 for his twentieth Olympic gold decoration

On this day 9 August 2016 (Exactly 4 years prior today) American swimmer Katie Ledecky won her second gold decoration of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 1:53.73 in the ladies’ 200m free-form in front of Sarah Sjöström from of Sweden and Australian Emma McKeon.

On this day 9 August 2016 (Exactly 4 years back today) Hungary’s Katinka Hosszú recorded an Olympic record of 2:06.58 in the ladies’ 200m individual mixture, her third gold award of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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