Vida Anim

Vida Anim (born 7 December 1983[2] in Accra, Greater Accra) is a Ghanaian sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres.[3] Together with Mavis Akoto, Monica Twum and Vida Nsiah she holds the Ghanaian record in 4 x 100 metres relay with 43.19 seconds, achieved during the heats at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[4]

Vida Anim
Vida Anim Berlin 2009.jpg
Vida Anim
Personal information
NationalityGhanaian
Born (1983-12-07) 7 December 1983 (age 37)
Accra, Ghana
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight63 kg (9.9 st; 139 lb)[1]
Sport
CountryGhana
SportTrack and Field
Event(s)100 m, 200 m, 4x100 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)60 m : 7.18 sec (2004)
100 m: 11.14 sec
(2004, NR)
200 m:22.81 sec (2006)

Vida Anim represented Ghana at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing competing at the 100 metres sprint. In her first round heat she placed second behind Shelly-Ann Fraser in a time of 11.47 to advance to the second round. There she improved her time to 11.32 seconds, finishing third behind Debbie Ferguson and Oludamola Osayomi. In the semi finals she was unable to qualify for the final as her time of 11.51 was only the eighth and last time of her heat, causing elimination.[3]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Ghana
1999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 8th 200 m 23.81
2000 African Championships Algiers, Algeria 1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.99
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 9th (sf) 4 × 100 m relay 43.19 (NR)
World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 4th 100 m 11.58 (wind: +2.0 m/s)
3rd 200 m 23.81 (wind: +0.7 m/s)
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 21st (h) 100 m 12.27
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 3rd 100 m 11.29
2nd 200 m 23.17
World Championships Paris, France 13th (qf) 100 m 11.29
14th (sf) 200 m 23.16
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th (sf) 60 m 7.25
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 31st (qf) 100 m DNF
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 17th (qf) 100 m 11.41
19th (h) 200 m 24.16
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 12th (sf) 100 m 11.51
6th 200 m 23.34
African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 1st 100 m 11.58
1st 200 m 22.90
1st 4 × 100 m relay 44.43
World Cup Athens, Greece 3rd 100 m 11.21
3rd 200 m 22.81 PB
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 43.61
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 3rd 100 m 11.33
2nd 200 m 23.29
1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.84
World Championships Osaka, Japan 20th (qf) 100 m 11.36
26th (qf) 200 m 23.47
12th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 43.76
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 22nd (sf) 60 m 7.45
African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2nd 100 m 11.43
6th (sf) 200 m 23.76
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 44.12
Olympic Games Beijing, China 15th (sf) 100 m 11.51
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 13th (sf) 100 m 11.43
20th (sf) 200 m 23.36
2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 4th 100 m 11.37
2nd 200 m 23.06
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 18th (sf) 60 m 7.36
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 43rd (h) 200 m 23.71

Personal bestsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vida Anim". Official website of London 2012 Olympics. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Vida ANIM | Profile | iaaf.org". www.iaaf.org. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Athlete biography: Vida Anim, beijing2008.cn, ret: 27 August 2008
  4. ^ Commonwealth All-Time Lists (Women) – GBR Athletics
  5. ^ Ghanaian athletics records Archived 8 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine

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