The women’s relay team

Ghana will be represented in the 4×100 metres relay by a top team of sprinters: Gemma Acheampong, Beatrice Gyaman, Dorcas Gyimah, Persis William-Mensah and Akua Obeng-Akrofi qualified as the fifteenth team in the Olympic Games.

Gemma Acheampong
Acheampong was born on 13 February 1993 in Chicago. She currently holds the Ghanaian national record for the 300-metre dash.

Beatrice Gyaman
Gyaman was born on 17 February 1987 and specialises in sprinting events. She previously won medals in the 4×100 metres relay at three African championships and at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Dorcas Gyimah
In 2015, the talented Dorcas Hyimah set a personal record of 11.76 seconds in the 100-metre dash, which is all the more impressive considering that her previous personal best was 12.06 seconds.

Persis William-Mensah
Twenty-year-old Persis William-Mensah was born in Cape Coast, Ghana and moved to southern California at a young age. She placed second in the 100-metre dash at the Big West Championships with a time of 11.55 seconds.

Akua Obeng-Akrofi
Akua Obeng Akrofi has had great success in various sprinting events, setting a personal record of 11.78 seconds in the 100-metre dash and 24.05 seconds in the 200-metre dash.