Ghana’s Golden girl, Martha Bissah says she owes every success she has chalked so far and her very existence to coach Isaac Odartey Lamptey, adding that, the coach single handedly spotted her talent and trained her to become what she is today.
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 from the more-favored Ethiopian and German competitors, at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.
“My coach is more than a normal coach to me. He took me in when I was virtually nobody, a raw talent and he helped me achieve all that I am today.”
“They were times I would not have money for transportation, food for school and many other things, but he always made sure that I was comfortable, comfortable enough to ease my mind to train, and that has brought me this far”, Martha Bissah mentioned in an interview with Sportscrusader.com.
The 18-year-old former Aduman Senior High School student said she has no idea where she would have been without the help of his coach who also doubles as his guardian and prayed for a much fruitful relationship in the coming years.
“What happened last year to me is a sign of great things to come from my coach and me because he really understands me like his own daughter.”