Ghanaian sprinter, Hor Halutie, is expected at the American Embassy tomorrow , Friday October 12, 2018 to meet consulars for a visa to United States of America, GhanaCrusader.com can confirm.
The 19-year old, who reached the women’s 100m final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Gold Coast with a time of 11.46s received an invite from Minot State University on scholarship to train in the school and her appointment was scheduled for October 12, according to GhanaCrusader.com sources.
If she secures the visa, she is expected to leave immediately to the States.
GhanaCrusader.com understands that the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) believes where she’s gotten to, she requires the services of world renowned coaches to groom her to better her current time ranging between 11. 71 to 11.46s.
The GAA reckon Hor’s talent is such that she is not far from 11.00 to 10.96s and the best institution to develop her further is the Minot State University.
A student of TI Ahamadiyya in Kumasi, from the Upper West Region, Hor dominated the local scene, smashing her Personal Best of 11.57s to set a new Circuit Record since the championships began in 2014 crossing the finish line in 11.47s in the heats earlier this year in Sekondi.
The previous circuit record was held by Beatrice Gyaman (11.55s)
Her time is also the fastest by any local female athlete ever ran in Ghana. Vida Anim’s junior record of 11.38s was done in Lagos in 2001.
Halutie’s 200m also clocked a time of 23.49s in the women’s 200m women’s final is a championship record, bettering the previous record of 23.85s.
Her rise stardom meant the GAA needed to keep her afloat as she is a medal hopeful for Youth Olympics and even Tokyo 2020 olympics. She will be training with renowned Coach De Haye who extended the invitation upon the request of the Ghana Athletics Association in their quest to secure her a scholarship.