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Naa Anang

Naa Anang (athletics) competed in the long jump at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games finishing ninth in the final. Born in Accra, Ghana, Anang was a toddler when her family moved to Australia and followed her older brothers into Little Athletics. ‘Naa’ which means princess, emerged on the national stage in 2008, while just 13-years-old when she won the national schools long jump, then in 2011 she cleared six metres, but suffered a broken leg and back stress fractures during 2012 and 2013 which kept her away from the sport. She returned in January 2014 as an 18-year-old and has gone in leaps and bounds since. In 2017, Naa compiled a tremendous domestic season, extending her PB to 6.65m and winning the national title. In July in France, she raised her best to 6.68m to become the eighth-best in Australian history. Her second place at the 2018 National Championships earned her selection for the Gold Coast 2018 Games. At the 2019 Australian Championships, Anang became the first woman to win the 100m/long jump double, leaping to a wind-assisted 6.88m (+2.4), her series also included a legal PB jump of 6.81m.

Sport / Discipline

Athletics

Birth Place

Accra, Ghana

Date of Birth

10/03/1995

Age

26

Gold Coast, 2018

Results History

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