No woman has ever won a medal for Ghana at an Olympic game and so all eyes are feasted on Nadia Eke and her female counterpart, Unilez Takyi to hopefully break that deadlock and bestow indelible glory on Ghanaian female athletes at the ongoing TOKYO 2020 Olympic Games.
Nadia Eke is a 28 year Ghanaian triple jumper who was born and raised in Accra, Ghana.
She will be representing Ghana as a triple jumper at the ongoing TOKYO 2020 Olympic Games.
Nadia who has a personal record of 14.33m became an African champion during the 20th African Championship in 2016. She emerged first in the Women’s triple jump event (13.4m) and won Gold.
Prior to that, she finished tenth at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, won silver at the African Championships in Marrakech and was seventh at the IAAF Continental Cup.
She also won bronze at the African Games in Brazzaville in 2015.
Despite winning an array of medals in diverse competitions, winning an Olympic medal in her first appearance, will be her magnum opus and that is her focal point.
Nadia graduated from Columbia University in 2015 and is currently the director of the Community Engagement at Special Olympics, Florida.
She is the third woman to be Ghana’s flagbearer at the Olympic Games after Vida Anim and Flings Owusu Agyapong.
𝗡𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗮’𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗢𝗹𝘆𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗰 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟯𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬:𝟬𝟱𝗮𝗺.