Deborah Acquah smashes national record in the women’s long jump with massive 6.81m (+1.6). Her new mark breaks the 14 year old national record set by Ruky Abdulai in 2007. Deborah Acquah Sets New National Long Jump Record.
Rukaytu ‘Ruky’ Abdulai is a Canadian long jumper and heptathlete, who holds a dual citizenship with Ghana. She won the bronze medal for the long jump at the 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade, Serbia, with an astonishing mark of 6.44 metres. Rukaytu ‘Ruky’ Abdulai was part of the Team Canada Beijing 2008.
Born: August 8, 1985 Place: Accra Nationality: Canadian Events: Long Jump, Heptathlon
Rukaytu ‘Ruku’ Abdulai after setting the long jump record switched nationality to Canada and represent them in the Beijing 2008.
Deborah Acquah Sets New National Long Jump Record
Deborah also got agonizingly close to the automatic qualification mark for the Tokyo Olympics. She missed the mark by 1cm (1/3 rd of an inch). The mark of 6.81m currently ranks her 8th in the world and number 1 in Africa.
She now holds both the indoor and outdoor long jump national records; 6.65m and 6.81m respectively. Deborah Acquah Sets New National Long Jump Record
Deborah Acquah has been improving always after breaking the National Indoor Record. The last time she missed the Olympic Automatic Qualification 5cm. But this time is just 1cm to get the Olympic Automatic Qualification Time. I believe Deborah Acquah can do it and there is still hope.
Deborah Acquah, the Eagle of Ghana demolished the indoor national triple jump record with a massive mark of 14.27m at the 2021 NCAA DI Indoor Championships.
The mark is 5cm off the Tokyo Olympic Games automatic standard.
Source - Athleticshour.com