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Vida Anim

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Nationality  Ghanaian
Name  Vida Anim
Country  Ghana
Role  Olympic athlete

Sport  Track and Field
Height  1.62 m
Event(s)  100 m, 200 m, 4x100 m
Weight  63 kg
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Born  7 December 1983 (age 32) (1983-12-07) Accra, Ghana
Personal best(s)  60 m : 7.18 sec (2004)100 m: 11.14 sec(2004, NR)200 m:22.81 sec (2006)

Ghana's last hope exits

Vida Anim (born 7 December 1983 in Accra, Greater Accra) is a Ghanaian sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres. Together with Mavis Akoto, Monica Twum and Vida Nsiah she holds the Ghanaian record in 4 x 100 metres relay with 43.19 seconds, achieved during the heats at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.


Anim represented Ghana at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing competing at the 100 metres sprint. In her first round heat she placed second behind Shelly-Ann Fraser in a time of 11.47 to advance to the second round. There she improved her time to 11.32 seconds, finishing third behind Debbie Ferguson and Oludamola Osayomi. In the semi finals she was unable to qualify for the final as her time of 11.51 was only the eighth and last time of her heat, causing elimination.

Personal bests

  • 60 metres - 7.18 s (2004, indoor)
  • 100 metres - 11.14 s (2004) - national record.
  • 200 metres - 22.81 s (2006) - national record is 22.80 s.
  • References

    Vida Anim Wikipedia