Ghana's 4x100m Relay Team Set New National Record at World Athletics Championships

Ghana's 4x100m Relay Team Set New National Record at World Athletics Championships

  • Ghana's 4x100m relay team finished fifth at the World Athletics Championships ongoing in Eugene, Oregon
  • The team set a new national record after finishing with am impressive 38.07s in the final of the 4x100m relay
  • Ghana will now turn their attention to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which starts in four days time

The 4x100m relay team of Ghana has set a new national record at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

The quartet led by 100m record holder Benjamin Azamati finished fifth in the final of the World Athletics Championships with an impressive time of 38.07s.

In a video posted on social media, Ghana finished behind Canada, USA, Great Britain and Jamaica.

Ghana, World Athletics Championship, 4x100m Relay Team
Ghana's 4x100m relay team has set a new national record at the World Athletics Championships. Credit: @JoySportsGH
Source: Twitter

The sprint stars are now switching their attention to the Commonwealth Games which begins on July 28, 2022 in Birmingham.

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"We've got the talent to break the national record over and over again," said Sean Sarfo-Antwi. "It's our first time racing together this year as a team. We did ourselves proud but we are not there year," he added.

Meanwhile, Joseph Paul Amoah is looking forward to finishing on the podium in Birmingham.

"We have the speed and everything, we just have to make sure the baton go around and meet out checkmarks and we know that of we are able to do all that, we will be able to run a faster time, which will be a national record and possible a medal finish," he said.

The 4x100m relay team had broken the record twice already, and were in the final at the Olympics Games last year.

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Ghana's 4x100m relay team reach finals of World Athletics Championship in Oregon

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana stands a chance of winning a medal at the World Athletics Champions currently ongoing in Oregon in the United States.

The 4x100m team reached the final of the championship after finishing an impressive third in the semi-final in Eugene, Oregon.

In a video posted on Twitter, the impressive quartet went toe-to-toe with the big boys to secure a final berth.

Alex Amankwah breaks down in tears after disqualification

Ghanaian athlete Alex Amankwah was left in uncontrollable tears following his disqualification from the 800m race at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, Eugene.

Alex Amankwah, who holds the Ghanian national 800m record, came in the fourth position in his heat - clocking a time of 1:45.92 in the 800m event.

His time would have guaranteed him a spot in the semifinals of the 800m as one of the athletes with the best losing times.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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