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Date of birth:: 28/11/76
Place of Birth: Tema, Ghana
Hometown: Whitby, ON
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 121 lbs
Years on National Team: 1
 Esi Benyarku clocked a personal best 11.30 seconds to win the 100-metre dash at the Olympic trials in August to qualify for the Games in both the 100 and 4X100 relay. Her first international competition was only last season at the 1999 World University Games. She reached the semifinals in the 100. She competed for four years (1996-1999) at the University of Southern California (USC) and earned the Award for Excellence in athletics and academics and the Athletics & Academic Certificate. She graduated at USC in business, information systems and management consulting. She plans to attend graduate school and law school before pursuing a career as a sports agent.

2000 Games
Sept. 22: Women's 100 metres: Esi Benyarku, Toronto, finished fourth in first-round heat, eliminated.

Canada's Esi Benyarku runs her heat

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