I couldn’t believe I had won gold – Martha Bissah

Ghana’s Martha Bissah has revealed that it took her about five minutes before she came to terms with the fact that she had actually won an Olympic Gold medal for Ghana.
Bissah became the first Ghanaian to win an Olympic gold medal at any level in any sport, after running a massive personal best and a national junior record of 2:04.90 to snatch victory in the 800m final at last year’s Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.
Bissah, who is the reigning national Sea and Shore Circuit 800m Champion, kept pace with an early break-away group before out sprinting them with about 150 meters to end the race.
She won the race in 2.04.90 followed by Ethiopia’s Hawi Alemu Negeri in 2:06.01(PB) while Germany’s Mareen Kalis took third place in 2:06.03.
“After I crossed the finish line it took me about five minutes to realize I had actually made history by winning Olympic Gold for Ghana.”
“The scoreboard at the stadium wrote my name and with Olympic Gold winner attached to it. It then dawned on me that I had indeed gone a step further than all the victories I had won in the past years”, Martha Bissah told sportscrusader.com in an interview.