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Naa Anang

Sport / Discipline


Birth Place


Date of Birth




Gold Coast, 2018

Results History


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Additional Information

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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?

Yes, I was born in Ghana as an Australian citizen.

Education Details:

Currently in the process of studying Physiotherapy

Club details:

QEII Track Club, Brisbane, Australia

Why did you begin your sport?

I began sport because my eldest brother was doing little athletics and naturally I wanted to be doing everything that he was doing!

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

I do not. I've learnt that things don't always go to plan so I prefer to just soak in the atmosphere, say a quick prayer and just go for it.

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

For me, being an athlete is memorable but if I had to chose a moment it would have to be competing at my first senior international team this year at World Championships.

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

My hero in the athletic community would have to be Bronwyn Thompson. For me she symbolises what it means to be a true athlete and anyone who knows her would completely agree. Not only have I been fortunate enough to meet her, for a period of time I was coached by her which I am eternally grateful for.

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

There have been to two people who have been most influential on my career and these are John Davis and Gary Bourne. If not for John, I would not have specialised in the field of Long Jump or considered pursuing that path. I was fortunate enough to then be accepted into Gary's squad, upon recommendation from John, which has shaped me into the athlete and person I am today.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

My hobbies outside of sport include fashion, interior design, travelling (which I am fortunate enough to do with my sport) and dancing which I love to do with my brothers.

What is your sporting ambition?

My ambition is to be a successful athlete. On one hand being successful for me means pushing yourself, performing the best you can and reaping the results from that. But on the other side, success for me is also dependent on the person I am and how athletics influences me. I would love to make the Olympics, start making major finals and crack that 7m barrier, but I also want to make a positive influence not only in the sporting community but in the world around me.